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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 28, 2021

Nuclear

Following the recent launch of the report – Unlocking Reductions in the Construction Costs of Nuclear: A Practical Guide for Stakeholders – prepared by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) arm, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), which says nuclear power can play a significant role, both in the near-term as part of the recovery from the COVID crisis, as well as in the long-term to meet environmental and... »
AEM-Technology” (part of Rosatom machine-building division – JSC “Atomenergomash”) announced the shipment of the first key elements of the nuclear island of the first Rooppur NPP unit, the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh’s history. A VVER-1200 reactor and a steam generator, manufactured at the “Atommash” plant in Volgodonsk, the largest nuclear engineering production site in Russia, were shipped to the NPP construction site. The Rooppur NPP consists of two... »
Assembly and welding of spherical casings of reactor coolant pumps (RCP), and local heat treatment of bottom weld of one of the steam generators for Unit-1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant have been completed in Russia. Assembly and welding of spherical casings of reactor coolant pumps (RCP) were done at “AEM-technology” “Petrozavodskmash”. Weld joints successfully passed all necessary tests. The RCP casings are now subject to heat treatment at a... »
Amid COVID-19, Bangladesh completes 30% construction of first nuclear plant Construction of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant at Rooppur (RNPP) continues in full swing despite the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with equal attention being paid to maintaining proper health standards and hygiene As on date, the RNPP project has completed 30 percent of its total work, while the government has also reinforced the foreign workforce in a bid to meet... »
Manufacturing of upper semi-vessel of Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) for the Unit 2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project has achieved significant progress. Welding of two shells of the upper semi-vessel at circumference has been completed at the Volgadonsk Branch of AEM Technology Atomash in Russia recently. The process took 25 days and was conducted at a welding stand at a temperature of 150-300 degrees. A total of 4,027 kilograms of... »
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant construction touches another milestone with the installation of support truss was installed in the Reactor Building of Unit 2 recently. The support truss is one of the most important elements of the reactor pit equipment and it is designed to reliably hold the reactor vessel in position and protect in case of any adverse situation including earthquake. The truss is a welded metal structure, consisting of... »
The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in India’s Tamil Nadu state has been reconnected back to the grid, Russian state-run atomic power corporation Rosatom, the equipment suppliers and technical consultants of the KNPP said in a statement. The second 1,000 MW unit at KNPP had been shut down since December 15, 2019, for maintenance, and has been reconnected to the grid as scheduled. India’s state-run Nuclear... »
Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom looks forward to develop cooperation with Bangladesh. Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom called on The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, March 16 at her office to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation related to use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. During his official visit to Bangladesh Likhachev also held meetings with the Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, and the Minister for... »
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant would add 2,400 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by 2025. “Under the two units of the Nuclear Power Plant project, 2,400 MW of electricity will be generated. The works of project started in 2015 and it will end by 2025,” this was revealed while making a power point presentation at a meeting here. Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the view-exchange meeting with officials... »
World’s first ever floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov, currently in trial operation in Pevek town of Russia’s Chukotka Region, as of February 26, 2020 has supplied more than 21 million kWh of electricity to the isolated autonomous Chaun-Bilibino energy grid. A project of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom- Akademik Lomonosov is expected to be commissioned for commercial operation in summer 2020 after additional tests and the issuance of... »