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Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Bangladesh, South Korea enhance nuclear energy cooperation

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for technological cooperation in nuclear research and development.

Nuclear Policies 25 May 2022


VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

The inner dome has been placed on the VVER-TOI reactor under construction in Russia at Kursk-II 2, while a VVER-1200 unit at Rooppur 2 in Bangladesh is approaching the same stage with the placement of its fifth containment ring.

New Nuclear 05 January 2022


Primary circuit welding starts at Rooppur 1

Primary circuit welding starts at Rooppur 1

Welding of the primary circuit has begun at the first unit of Bangladesh's Rooppur nuclear power plant. The work was heralded as "one of the key events in the construction of a nuclear power plant" by Russia's state nuclear company Rosatom, which is building the plant.

New Nuclear 16 December 2021


Major components set in place at Rooppur

Major components set in place at Rooppur

All four of Rooppur 1's steam generators have been lifted into position, Russia's Rosatom has announced. Separately, Rosatom's export subsidiary Atomstroyexport is working with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health on a vaccination programme to protect workers at Rooppur from COVID-19. Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor is slated to start up in 2023.

New Nuclear 24 November 2021


Nuclear ship carries Rooppur components

Nuclear ship carries Rooppur components

The world's only nuclear powered cargo ship yesterday set sail from the Russian port of St Petersburg laden with a cargo of components destined for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh. The NS Sevmorput, which is operated by Rosatom enterprise Atomflot, is transporting the 1400 tonne cargo - described as mainly comprising "metal structures and mechanisms" - to the port of Vladivostock.

New Nuclear 03 November 2021


Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh wants to build another nuclear power plant after its first one is completed, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday as work at the Rooppur plant reached a critical milestone. "If we are able to build another nuclear power plant, we will no longer face a power crisis," she said after inaugurating the installation of the reactor pressure vessel at Rooppur 1. Hasina's words were reported by the country's official news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha after a briefing from her press secretary Ihsanul Karim on a meeting with Rosatom head Alexey Likhachov.

New Nuclear 11 October 2021


Heavy components delivered to Rooppur

Heavy components delivered to Rooppur

The major components have been delivered for the second nuclear reactor under construction at Rooppur in Bangladesh. The reactor pressure vessel and four steam generators weigh 1700 tonnes in total.

New Nuclear 10 August 2021


Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

The dome of the inner containment shell of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh is now being installed, Rosatom announced yesterday. The metal structure has a diameter of 44 metres and a weight of 185 tonnes. The operation is being carried out by Trust RosSEM, using a Liebherr heavy crawler crane that has a lifting capacity of 1350 tonnes. The day before lifting, a special mounting traverse of 15 steel cables was installed.

New Nuclear 28 July 2021


Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

The reactor pressure vessel and first two steam generators for Rooppur unit 2 have started their journey from the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology JSC in Russia to the construction site in Bangladesh.

New Nuclear 20 April 2021


RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

Rosatom has announced completion of hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the second unit at the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh. The tests, which confirm the tightness of the base metal and weld joints, were conducted by Atommash, which is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

New Nuclear 30 March 2021