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Dhaka Sunday,  Aug 19, 2018
Installation of “core catcher”, the device for catching molten core (active part of the reactor that contains nuclear fuel) material has commenced at unit no. 1 of Roopur Nuclear Power Plant. It is an important element in the passive safety system of a most modern nuclear reactor. Architect Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Technology, Alexander Khazin, Senior Vice-President for Overseas Projects, Atomstroyexport (ASE), Dr. Mohammad Shawkat Akbar, Project Director... »

Power Sector

Bangladesh signs MoU with Nepal on hydro-electricity

Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal to increase cooperation in the power sector and speed up the process of importing hydro-electricity from Nepal. Apart from the import of hydro-electricity from Nepal through India, the MoU includes investments by Bangladesh in Nepal’s power sector. Nasrul Hamid, state minister... »

Gas Sector

No immediate plan of bidding for onshore gas exploration: Tawfiq Elahi

Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said that there is no immediate plan of bidding for onshore gas exploration in the country. “But some international oil companies (IOCs) might be chosen for exploration work for few onshore fields on case to case basis”, he said while responding to... »

Petroleum

Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock? 

The ongoing speculation online about the future of cooperation between Russia and OPEC seems to be a little one-sided. The main point of discussion up until now has been the fact that, due to international pressure (such as Trump’s Twitter diplomacy, perceived Russian willingness to open up the taps and... »

EB Reports

BIFPCL Distributed Education Kits

Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL) has distributed school bags, water bottles and umbrella among the students and teachers of Rampal upazila of Bagerhat. As a part of community development activities around the Maitree Super Thermal Power project the company distributed those items among the 800 students and teachers... »

Green Pages

Govt maps out Wind modeling to attract investment in power sector

The government has prepared Wind Modeling by conducting wind research in different beach and river areas of the country aimed at attracting more investment in the power sector. The power division organised a workshop on Wind Resource Mapping at Bidyut Bhaban with power division secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus in the... »

Coal Sector

Now, 3.60 lakh tonnes of granite ‘disappears’

Only two weeks after the discovery of large quantities of coal going missing from the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur, as much as 3.60 lakh tonnes of granite, worth Tk 55.23 crore, have now been reported missing from the stock of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL), a state-owned concern... »

Nuclear

World’s first floating nuclear power plant gets fuel load

Fuel loading of Akademik Lomonosov, the world’s only floating nuclear power unit (FNPU) so far, begins in Russia . After getting necessary permission from Rostechnadzor, regulatory body of Russia the stage by stage fuel loading starts on July 25 at the Atomflot ( subsidiary of Rosatom) base in Murmansk .... »

Something to Say

Tip of the iceberg

The much-talked-about disappearance of 1.42 lakh tonnes of coal from three yards of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) seems only to be tip of the iceberg concerning years of malpractice in the state-run entity which is currently under probe. The Independent found that since the beginning of its operation... »

Environment

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

The longest “blood moon” eclipse this century was underway Friday, coinciding with Mars’ closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle. As Earth’s constant companion slowly sailed across the skies, crowds gathered around the world to catch a glimpse of the rare... »