Atomstroyexport (ASE) of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) to have a regular coordination meeting at Rooppur Nuclear Power Project site at Ishwardi today (Thursday).The meeting to review the results and plans for the beginning of an active phase of construction works and development of design documentation. A high power ASE delegation from Moscow to reach Rooppur this morning to take part at the meeting.
In December 25, 2015 the General Contract for construction of Rooppur NPP on a turn-key basis was signed between Atomstroyexport and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. This event opened the way for beginning of full-scale works on construction of Rooppur NPP site facilities.
By the beginning of 2016, Atomstroyexport has already implemented civil works to build the so-called pioneer base and the first phase of construction and erection base at Rooppur NPP site. Therefore the plans for 2015 have been 100% implemented. In 2016, the works on construction and erection base will be continued, and the work on foundation pits for power Units 1 and 2 as well as soil stabilization activities for these pits are to be completed. Infrastructure works are also underway and equipment is delivered as required and scheduled.
Rooppur NPP project is implemented in accordance with the Agreement signed between the Governments of Russia and Bangladesh of 2 November 2011. The General Contractor is Atomstroyexport as part of ASE Group of Companies representing engineering division of Rosatom State Corporation.
The design for Rooppur NPP was selected to be AES-2006, a Russian design with VVER-type reactors of 1200 MW each having a prototype at Novovoronezh NPP-2 (Russia). This is an evolutionary design of Generation III+ which meets all international safety requirements and recommendations. This design was offered for Rooppur NPP as the most efficient in terms of safety and reliability as well as the most beneficial for Bangladesh from economic point of view.
ASE Group of Companies was established within the frame of the engineering division of Rosatom State Corporation by merging four leading companies of the industry: (Nizhny Novgorod Atomenergoproekt, Atomstroyexport, Atomenergoproekt and ATOMPROEKT).
ASE is one of the world leaders in nuclear power engineering and holds 30% of the global NPP construction market.
ASE has representative offices, branch offices and operational offices in 15 countries around the world, with almost 80% of its portfolio coming from the projects abroad.
Besides, the company also provides services in the field of NPP decommissioning, construction of facilities for RAW and SNF management, research reactors, thermal power plants as well as a full range of EPC, EPC(M) and PMC services for any complex engineering assets.