Unit 2 of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh gets construction license

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granted a license to Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) for the construction of Unit 2 of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). The license was formally handed over at a ceremony held this afternoon at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.

“ASE Group of Companies (an engineering division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation) as the General Contractor performs all obligations related to the construction of the RNPP. Currently, the construction of Unit 1 is under way, and we are taking necessary preparation for pouring of the first concrete into the slab of reactor compartment of Unit 2”, said Valery Limarenko, President of the ASE Group of Companies.

Construction of RNPP Unit 1 started in November, 2017. Currently the works on the construction of the walls and reinforcement of the reactor building and the foundation slab of the auxiliary reactor building are being performed, while soil stabilization works for the evaporative cooling tower have already been commenced.

The selected design for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is based on VVER-1200 reactors, having its prototype at the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2 of Russia.