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Dhaka Wednesday,  Mar 3, 2021

Nuclear

While Bangladesh is expecting its first megawatts of nuclear energy in the coming years, manufacture of various machineries and equipment is running in full swing in Russia. Some of them have already reached Bangladesh, some have been shipped and others are still in manufacturing process. Lower semi-vessel of the Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) of Unit 1 has been assembled at the Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-technology under Atommash. The company is... »
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started quizzing six engineers of the Public Works Department for their involvement in pillow purchasing scam for Green City Housing Project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Project. A probe body led by deputy director Md Nasir Uddin started questioning them at ACC head office around 10:00am, confirmed ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. Earlier on October 31, ACC summoned a total of 33... »
Nuclear waste is a radioactive byproduct of nuclear fission. Nuclear fission is a process when one atom of a fuel used in nuclear power plants splits in tiny particles. For example, a commonly used nuclear fuel is uranium, which splits in two fission byproducts. The atomic nuclei of these two byproducts are highly unstable. This means that they keep losing their energy in the form of radiation (that is what... »
  RCC works of the first phase of the Internal Containment (IC) of the reactor compartment at Unit- 1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project have been completed. The Internal Containment will be constructed in phases. Yuri Koshelev, Chief Engineer of the Rooppur project and Deputy Director for Project Management of Atomstroyexport (ASE) Branch in Bangladesh termed it as a milestone job for 2019 and informed that 1,145 cubic meters of... »
The first ever nuclear power plant in the East European country Belarus is set for production in January next year. The Belarusian NPP draws international interest since it is the first nuclear power plant to be commissioned in Europe in recent years. The Belarusian side has demonstrated openness and transparency, continuously engaging with the public and independent international experts at all stages of its implementation. That was the observation made... »
The government is on its way to form a company to manage radioactive waste. The new company will be operating under Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and it will regulate and manage the overall radioactive nuclear waste management system of the country. The cabinet has approved such a policy yesterday. A draft policy titled ‘National Policy on Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management-2019’ got approved in a cabinet meeting... »
Akademik Lomonosov, world’s first floating nuclear power unit has reached its permanent destination the Pevek town in Chukotka region of Russia’s Far East on Saturday. The floating plant is being docked here to start operations by the end of the current year. Once commissioned, it will become the world’s first operational nuclear power plant based on small modular reactors (SMRs) technology; and a ‘working prototype’ for reliable source of low-carbon... »
The cost of constructing Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is higher than the money other countries use for building such plants because Bangladesh is new in the sector, a minister has said. Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman clarified the cost of the country’s first nuclear power plant in response to a query from opposition BNP MP Rumeen Farhana in parliament on Sunday. The MP from seats reserved for women asked... »
As part of manufacturing process, assembling of the upper semi-vessel of the reactor for Unit -1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has been completed recently at the Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology Atommash in Russia. The company under Atomenergomash, the machine-building division of Rosatom is engaged in manufacturing of reactors with internal equipment, sets of steam generators and considerable part of turbine island equipment for two units of Rooppur project.... »
A high power Bangladesh delegation led by Architect Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Technology visited the Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology in Russia on August 27, 2019. Main purpose of the visit was to become familiar with the manufacturing process of Reactors and Steam Generators for the two units of the under construction Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh. JSC AEM-technology, a company of the machine-building division of the... »