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
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
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)