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
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)