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Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh wants to build another nuclear power plant after its first one is completed, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday as work at the Rooppur plant reached a critical milestone. "If we are able to build another nuclear power plant, we will no longer face a power crisis," she said after inaugurating the installation of the reactor pressure vessel at Rooppur 1. Hasina's words were reported by the country's official news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha after a briefing from her press secretary Ihsanul Karim on a meeting with Rosatom head Alexey Likhachov.

New Nuclear 11 October 2021


Heavy components delivered to Rooppur

Heavy components delivered to Rooppur

The major components have been delivered for the second nuclear reactor under construction at Rooppur in Bangladesh. The reactor pressure vessel and four steam generators weigh 1700 tonnes in total.

New Nuclear 10 August 2021


Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

The dome of the inner containment shell of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh is now being installed, Rosatom announced yesterday. The metal structure has a diameter of 44 metres and a weight of 185 tonnes. The operation is being carried out by Trust RosSEM, using a Liebherr heavy crawler crane that has a lifting capacity of 1350 tonnes. The day before lifting, a special mounting traverse of 15 steel cables was installed.

New Nuclear 28 July 2021


Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

The reactor pressure vessel and first two steam generators for Rooppur unit 2 have started their journey from the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology JSC in Russia to the construction site in Bangladesh.

New Nuclear 20 April 2021


RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

Rosatom has announced completion of hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the second unit at the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh. The tests, which confirm the tightness of the base metal and weld joints, were conducted by Atommash, which is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

New Nuclear 30 March 2021


Steam equipment shipped for Rooppur unit 1

Steam equipment shipped for Rooppur unit 1

The steam collectors for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh have been dispatched by the Volgodonsk branch of Russian Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology. The Rooppur plant will consist of two VVER-1200 reactors.

New Nuclear 08 December 2020


Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

The VVER-1200 reactor pressure vessel and steam generator for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh arrived on site on 10 November, Russia's Rosatom has announced.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020


Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Rosatom has completed the delivery of steam generators for the Akkuyu 1 and Rooppur 1 units under construction in Turkey and Bangladesh. The equipment was produced by Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 02 October 2020


Rooppur unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Rooppur unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Atommash has completed hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction for Bangladesh. Atommash is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 17 July 2020


Atomenergomash completes components for Bangladesh, India projects​

Atomenergomash completes components for Bangladesh, India projects​

Russia's AEM Technologies has made its first batch of piping valves for Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant, Atomenergomash has announced. Meanwhile, another Atomenergomash subsidiary - OKB Gidropress - has shipped components for the reactor control and protection system for India's Kudankulam 4.

New Nuclear 02 June 2020