Reactor vessel and four steam generators for Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP that is under construction (general contractor - JSC ASE, ROSATOM Engineering Division), have been delivered to Bangladesh.
Heavy equipment of the reactor compartment of Unit 2 (the weight of the reactor vessel is 333.6 tons, the weight of steam generator is 340 tons) was manufactured at Atommash plant in Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology.
The transportation of the cargo lasted for over two months. From Atommash, the equipment was transported to special berth of Tsimlyansk water reservoir in Volgodonsk, loaded on barges and shipped to Novorossiysk. The length of the sea route of the equipment that was shipped on the Anna vessel from Novorossiysk to the Bangladesh port of Mongka - via the Black Sea and the Suez Canal - was about 14 000 km.
The manufacture of the VVER-1200 reactor vessel lasted for over two years. All the operations were performed with the participation of representatives of the customer’s authorized organization, BAEC and BAERA supervisory authority.
Last October, the reactor vessel and the steam generators for Rooppur NPP Unit 1 were delivered to Bangladesh. It is planned that the reactor vessel of power unit No. 1 will be installed into the design position in September 2021.
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The Rooppur NPP site is located on the eastern bank of the Ganges River in Pabna district at a distance of about 160 km northwest of the city of Dhaka, the capital of the Republic of Bangladesh. The facility is designed and constructed by ROSATOM State Corporation Engineering Division . The nuclear power plant will consist of two VVER-1200 reactor power units, their the life cycle is expected to be 60 years with a possible extension of the service life for another 20 years. The Russian design with VVER-1200 reactors that had been successfully implemented at Novovoronezh NPP- 2 was selected for the first NPP in Bangladesh. This is an evolutionary GenIII+ design which fully complies with all international safety requirements.