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Dhaka Tuesday,  Dec 5, 2023


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... »
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... »