June 26, 2022, 5:45 am

Staff Correspondent

2022-04-05 16:22:20 BdST

Russia keeps shipment of equipment for Rooppur NPP uninterrupted

A cargo ship with a new batch of equipment on board for Rooppur NPP has left the Russian port of St-Petersburg recently.

The equipment for units 1 and 2 of Bangladesh’s first ever nuclear power plant include 1300 various items weighing 1573 tons.

The cargo is expected to be delivered at the NPP site in June of the current year.

“Despite the international situation, our division being the general contractor for the Rooppur NPP construction fulfills all its obligations, both in terms of construction and supply of equipment,” said Alexey Deriy, Vice-President of ASE and Director, Rooppur NPP construction project.

Rooppur NPP will be equipped with two Russian VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2,400 MWe.

This is an evolutionary Generation III+ design which fully complies with all the international safety requirements.

Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation, Russia is the General Designer and General Contractor of the project.

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