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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 5, 2022

Nuclear

The second unit of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) has been successfully connected to the Souhern Power Grid of the country on August 29 at 11.17 am local standard time. Currently the unit is transmitting100 MWe, which will be gradually increased in phases after conducting mandatory tests stipulated by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India and by November is expected to reach its full capacity of 1000 MWe.... »
Considering the interest on the credit amount of $11.38 billion, Bangladesh has to repay an additional $6.84 billion for materialising the Rooppur nuclear power plant, resulting the total cost to raise up to $18.23 billion, claimed the government officials. It suggests that, one-third of the total investment would be spent to pay the interests only. The Economic Relations Division officially revealed this on Monday at a view-exchange meeting of secretaries... »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, August 10 inaugurated unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Together with J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, where the plant is based, the two leaders conducted the inauguration via a video conference. The unit is already in service, having started commercial operation on 31 December 2014. In July 2013 the unit had achieved first criticality and... »
Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom reached an agreement with the American counterpart for pilot testing of their new TVS-K nuclear fuel in Western-designed reactors at US-based nuclear power plants. In May, Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company and Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas (GNF-A ), a leading US supplier of fuel for boiling-water reactors, including uranium dioxide and MOX fuel, set up a consortium to promote Russian TVS-K fuel. As a member of the... »
Bangladesh has signed a credit agreement of about 11.38b USD with Russian Federation to build the much talked Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP); which in terms of the amount will be the single largest amount of foreign loan in the history of Bangladesh. The deal signing ceremony held in the city of Moscow on Tuesday. According to the master plan, the construction of the RNPP is scheduled to begin in... »
The credit deal on Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is going to be signed on the coming 26th of July. This, without any doubt, is one of the largest Power Plant project yet for Bangladesh and also the first of its kind in this country. The government is likely to sign this 11.38b USD credit deal with the Russian Federation, which in terms of the amount will be the single... »
A group of three Bangladeshi children left Dhaka yesterday (July 8, 2016) to participate in the International Children Festival – NucKids 2016 to be held in Russia. The festival will take place in different cities of Russia including St. Petersburg and Moscow from July 10 to August 21, 2016. Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation – ROSATOM is the main host of the NucKids 2016. 70 children from 7 countries including... »
Scientists at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) are gearing up to make the second unit attain criticality by tomorrow evening, sources said today. “The first approach to attain criticality began last evening and right now the process is on. We are expecting to attain criticality by tomorrow late evening”, official sources said. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board had given its consent to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, a PSU... »
The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the inter-governmental state credit agreement to be signed between Bangladesh and Russia for constructing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting at the Secretariat, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the Russian government would provide... »
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has finally got the ‘Site License’, a clearance that accredits the installation of this plant as safe. The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) has issued the site license to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). After conducting a series of 63 types of inspections and surveys on the issues namely soil, air and earthquake, the BAERA issued the yes card for BAEC. The license... »