Local school children celebrate Rooppur Nuke Plant's 'First Concrete'

Local school children celebrate Rooppur Nuke Plant’s ‘First Concrete’


Dhaka – As the ceremony of first concrete pouring into the reactor building foundation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is going to take place on November, 30, children from Rooppur High School organized a Flash Mob “I LOVE ROOPPUR” to raise awareness among the local people about the project.
More than 300 children wearing T-shirts and caps of Bangladesh’s flag colour – green and red formed a live figure ‘I LOVE ROOPPUR’.
The first concrete ceremony will mark the beginning of construction of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant at Rooppur and will witness the participation of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Director General of Russia`s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Likhachev among others.
The construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is implemented under an intergovernmental agreement signed between Russia and Bangladesh in November 2011.
In December 2015, ASE Group of Companies, an engineering division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, signed a contract to construct Rooppur NPP consisting of two VVER-1200 units with a capacity of 1200 MW each.
The construction site is located 160 km from Dhaka on the east bank of the Padma river. The Units 1 and 2 are expected to go into operation in 2023 and 2024 respectively.
VVER-1200 is a flagship nuclear reactor and a core product of Russia`s ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation. Being an evolution of VVER-1000 reactors that were built in Iran (Bushehr), India (Kudankulam) and China (Tianwan), the new design features improved performance across all parameters and a range of additional safety systems preventing radioactive substances from getting out of hermetically sealed containment in cases of emergency.
VVER-1200 has a 20% higher power capacity while having a size comparable to VVER-1000. It also has an extended 60-year service life, high capacity utilization (90%), and an 18-month refuelling cycle. – Triune Group press release


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