Russia is continuing to deliver uninterrupted equipment shipment for the Rooppur nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh.
A cargo ship with a new batch of equipment for Rooppur NPP on board has left the Russian port of St Petersburg recently, Rosatom said in a statement on Tuesday.
Rosatom, working as a Russian contractor for the Rooppur NPP, said the equipment for units 1 and 2 of Bangladesh’s first-ever nuclear power plant includes 1,300 various items weighing 1,573 tonnes.
The cargo is expected to be delivered at the NPP site in June, according to the statement.
“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, director, Rooppur NPP construction project.
Rooppur NPP will be equipped with two Russian VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2,400 MW.
This is an evolutionary generation III+ design which fully complies with all the international safety requirements. The engineering division of Rosatom State Corporation is the general designer and general contractor of the project, said Rosatom.
According to Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, the implementing authority of the project, the first unit of the power plant was scheduled to start operations in 2022 and the second unit in 2024.
But recently the first unit’s operation deadline was rescheduled to 2024 and second unit a year later.