The construction work of the country’s first nuclear power project with capacity of 2400 megawatt at Rooppur in Pabna district and manufacturing of various machineries and equipment of the plant in Russia are going on in full swing.
Some of those have already reached Bangladesh, some have been shipped and others are still in manufacturing process.
A delegation led by Kamrul Ahsan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh visited the Russian Federation to see the process of manufacturing of equipment in the factory of Russia on October, 15.
The power plant is being implemented in Rooppur of Pabna district by a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom. It is expecting to start its power generation by 2024.
AEM-Technology, a part of Atomenergomash, engineering division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, and a member of Karelian Regional Wing of the Russian Engineering Union welcomed representatives from Bangladesh.
Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan said, “The main purpose of our visit was to see the process of manufacturing equipment for our nuclear plant at Russian factory. We have inspected the sophisticated and high precision equipment and therefore we do not worry about quality and safety of items manufactured there”.
Subhasish Sardar, the Counselor for nuclear power of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Russia and representatives of the Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation (JSC ASE EC) led by Sergei Streltsov, Deputy Director for Localization of Materials and Equipment AND Mr. Sergei Osipenko – Deputy Project Director for Equipment Supply were also present at the factory during the visit of the Bangladesh delegation.
Once the nuke plant goes into operation, it will offer a window of opportunities, such as ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply to over 15 lakh families and jobs for a large number of people.
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is planned and being constructed according to Russian design. The plant will have two power units with latest generation 3+ VVER 1200 reactor, which will fully meet all international safety requirements.