Steam equipment shipped for Rooppur unit 1

08 December 2020

The steam collectors for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh have been dispatched by the Volgodonsk branch of Russian Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology. The Rooppur plant will consist of two VVER-1200 reactors.

Rooppur 1 steam collectors (Image: Rosatom)

The equipment was shipped by road to the port of Saint Petersburg, where it will be loaded onto a container ship and transported by sea about 14,000km to the Rooppur site, which is on the eastern bank of the river Ganges.

A steam collector, one of the main components of a steam generator, measures over 11m in length, 2.7m across and 3m high. It has a dead weight of more than 7 tonnes. One reactor unit has four steam generators.

The reactor pressure vessel and a steam generator for Rooppur unit 1 arrived on site on 10 November.

Rosatom in February 2011 signed an agreement for two 1000 MWe-class reactors to be built at Rooppur for the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. The initial contract for the project, worth USD12.65 billion, was signed in December 2015.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News