Deal signed for lifetime supply of fuel to RNPP

DHAKA, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) today

signed a lifetime fuel supply agreement with Russian nuclear fuel firm

Rosatom TVEL for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project.

Chairman of BAEC Mahbubul Hoq and Commercial Director of Fuel Company of

Rosatom TVEL Fedor Sokolov signed the deal on behalf of their respective

sides at a programme held at a city hotel.

Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafes Osman witnessed the

agreementsigning ceremony as the chief guest, while Principal Coordinator of

SDGs to the Prime Minister's Office Abul Kalam Azad and other officials

concerned were present.

The BAEC inked the contract with Russian stateowned nuclear fuel firm

TVEL Joint Stock Company aimed at supplying fuel for lifetime to the 2,400 MW

RNPP, which will have two units, each having 1200 MW power generation

capacity.

Each unit of the power plant will have to reload onethird of the total

required nuclear fuel in every 18 months and the first, second and third

reload will be provided by the Russian firm free of cost.

Earlier, the government has engaged Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom as

contractor of the RNPP project at a cost of $12.65 billion.

The Russia's staterun atomic energy body Rosatom is setting up the two

units of power plant, of which the first unit of the RNPP will come into

operation by 2022 while the second one by 2024.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)