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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Nuclear

Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman on Thursday said that the work of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project will not be delayed for turning away sanctioned Russian vessel ‘Ursa Major’. Report UNB The incident involving Russian vessel ‘Ursa Major’ is not good for anyone, he told reporters after the Deputy Commissioners’ Conference, 2023 at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. However, the work of the project will not... »
As part of pre-commission, flushing of systems with the open reactor has commenced at unit- 1 of Rooppur NPP on December 8, 2022. This will be followed by a special Post-installation Cleaning (PIC). At this stage, chemically dematerialized water is supplied to the reactor vessel through the connection pipeline and primary circuit pipelines to remove impurities left after the installation of the equipment and the pipelines. “Flushing of active and... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the installation of a nuclear reactor at the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna. With the installation of the reactor pressure vessel, almost all major equipment at the facility are now in place. Hasina virtually flagged off the installation on Wednesday at an event attended by Alexei Likhachev, director general of Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation. Reactor pressure vessels are... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the countrymen will get electricity as her government would continue the power supply despite being compelled to show austerity in energy sector due to the global crisis for Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic. “We have to be economical due to the war, sanctions and Coronavirus that contributed immensely to skyrocketing inflation and transportation cost. It doesn’t mean the countrymen won’t get electricity. They will... »
Two Bridge Cranes have been installed in the turbine compartment of Unit-2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project. The cranes will be used for construction and installation works, and for NPP reconstruction, repair, and upgrade during operations. A branch of Rosatom Engineering Division- VdMU did the installation of cranes having a lifting capacity of 50 and 180 tons. Weights of the cranes with additional equipment were about 130 and 210 tons... »
A critical nuclear power plant in Ukraine again lost external power, international energy officials said on Saturday, heightening concerns as the energy battle between Moscow and the West ramped up in recent days amid the ongoing war. Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia plant — the largest in Europe — saw its last remaining main external power line cut off even as a reserve line was able to continue supplying electricity to the grid,... »
UN nuclear experts have made their first inspection of the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine and are to maintain a presence there. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi said the “plant and physical integrity of the plant” had been “violated several times”. The inspectors were accompanied to the plant by Russian soldiers after a risky journey delayed by shelling. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of trying to... »
United Nations inspectors in Ukraine were due on Thursday to visit a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, where nearby shelling has prompted bitter recriminations and global fears of disaster. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission arrived in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia, 55 km (34 miles) away from the plant, on Wednesday and Ukraine’s defence ministry said it was scheduled to visit the facility on Thursday. Although Russian-installed... »
The last regular line supplying electricity to Ukraine’s Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) was working again after being cut earlier on Thursday, the United Nations said, an outage that underlined the potential peril posed by nearby fighting. Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said earlier that fires broke out in the ash pits of a coal power station near the Zaporizhzhia reactor complex, Europe’s largest such facility, disrupting lines linking... »
Europe faced the prospect of a radiation disaster on Thursday when a Russian-occupied nuclear plant was disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid, President Volodomyr Zelensky has said. It was only due to back-up electricity kicking in that the Zaporizhzhia plant was able to operate safely, he added. Fires had earlier damaged overhead power lines, cutting the plant off. There is growing concern over fighting near the complex, which is the largest... »