Core catcher of Rooppur Plant unit 2 ready for installation

DHAKA, The primary works for installation of the

core catcher were completed at the unit 2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

(RNPP) in Pabna.

In the nearest future, our experts will proceed with installation of the

core catcher -a unique device developed by Russian nuclear engineers and one

of the main passive safety systems of Rooppur NPP, Vice President of

Atomstroyexport (ASE) and Project Director of Rooppur NPP Construction Sergey

Lastochkin said.

According to a statement issued by ROSATOM, Russian nuclear power

Company, installation works for core catcher at the Unit1 started on August

18, 2018 and presently construction of main buildings and other structures of

Units 1 and 2 are in progress.

Under the general contract signed on December 25, 2015 ASE

(Atomstroyexport), Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation of

Russia is implementing the project.

On July 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Deputy Prime Minister

of Russian Federation Yury Ivanovich Borisov today jointly inaugurated the

construction of the second reactor unit of Rooppur nuclear power plant in

Pabna's Rooppur. The first concrete ceremony of Unit 1 was held on November

30, 2017.

Unit-1 is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023, while the commissioning

of the second unit is slated for 2024 to produce 2,400 megawatts of

electricity from the two units.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)