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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019


A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts confirmed the commitment to safety principles by the Rosenergoatom, a concern of the Russia’s Rosatom Electric Power Division. The experts also pointed out that some of the good practices, pursued by the company can benefit the entire global nuclear community. Rosenergoatom first hosted the OSART (Operating Safety Review Team) Mission of the IAEA from November 11 to 27, 2018. “From the... »
RITU SHARMA Apart from setting a new template for trilateral partnership in the arena of international nuclear cooperation, the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is also giving a platform to Indian nuclear industry players to keep their order book rolling. Many Indian infrastructure majors are taking part in the construction of the Bangladesh’s maiden nuclear power plant. While the critical technology, like the core of the nuclear reactor, will be supplied... »
Bangladesh’s Finance Ministry has recently sanctioned the budget for second phase of construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). The amount allotted for this phase is USD 42.33 million. According to the sources from the Ministry of Science and Technology, earlier the government had sanctioned USD 77.22 million for the first phase of the RNPP project. So far a total of USD 1.2 billion has been sanctioned for the... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the second nuclear power plant would be constructed in the southern part of the country. “The government has already conducted survey in several islands in Barisal and we will choose any of those islands to construct the country’s next nuclear power plant,” the prime minister said this while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee programme of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (BSMC) through video conference from her... »
On sideline of the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit, held in New Delhi, both the countries on Friday have signed a deal for cooperation in implementing of a new nuclear power project in India. The new project will have six power units with latest Generation 3+ VVER 1200 reactors. The action plan document was signed by India’s Department of Atomic Energy Secretary Kamlesh Vyas and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev.... »
Unit 4 of China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant being constructed with technical assistance from Atomstroyexpor (ASE), Engineering Division of Rosatom,Russia was brought to minimum controllable level of power yesterday, September 30, 2018. It is the final stage of the first criticality procedures. The first criticality procedures of power unit No.4 commenced on 25 August 2018 when upon completion of all preparatory works the first fuel assembly (FA) was loaded into... »
To create awareness about the modern nuclear power technology, safety and eco-friendliness of nuclear energy, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) set up a pavilion at a fair organized at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in connection with the Power and Energy Week 2018. Over 2000 people visited the pavilion during the three day fair which ends today, September 8. The eye-catching design of the Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP)... »
So far India has been helping Bangladesh’s dream for nuclear power by providing consultancy services for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, but now it is also giving material assistance. Bangladesh has started import of cement from India for the construction of its maiden nuclear power plant. The assistance is part of the tripartite agreement signed between Bangladesh, India and Russia on March 1 in Moscow. While Russia would remain the... »
It was almost a decade prior that India’s nuclear isolation ended with the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Agreement, but even now only one project under foreign collaboration has seen the light of the day. Two major projects with the US and French firms have been hanging fire with not even a concrete agreement with Indian Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) in sight. However, by the year end French major... »
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... »