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Restrictions on power, energy top management foreign training

The Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Monday said that the ministry is planning to put restriction on foreign training and travels of the top management of power and energy sector. He was speaking as the chief guest during a seminar on “The Power Development Trend in Bangladesh, Difficulties and Prospects”, organized by the Electrical Engineering ... Read More »

Oil price tumbles to below $33

Oil prices tumbled to $32.62 a barrel on Thursday as a result of rising US energy stockpiles and China’s weakening currency. Brent crude fell 4.7% while US West Texas Intermediate was down 3.9%. For US oil, that was its lowest point since touching $32.40 in December 2008 during the global financial crisis. Read More »

Govt approves $12.65 billion Rooppur nuke power plant

Dhaka – The Cabinet Purchase Committee on Wednesday approved a $12.650 billion contract with Russia to build a 2400-MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came at a meeting of the cabinet body held with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair. The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the Tk 1,01,200 project earlier in the day. Read More »

Information on nuclear energy at energy fair

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) organised a booth at the Power and Energy Fair 2015, held at BICC from December 10-12. Visitors took interest in various information materials on nuclear energy and Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant at the BAEC booth. Bangladesh is in the process of setting up first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Ishwardi with the cooperation of ... Read More »

Uranium 500ppm found in Sylhet, Moulvibazar

Dhaka – Chief scientific officer of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) Dr AKM Fazle Kabria on Saturday said uranium of 500 ppm has been found in Sylhet and Moulvibazar areas. He, however, said this is still at the study and research level whether this uranium will be commercially extractable or nor. But internationally, uranium of 300ppm to 1000pmm is used ... Read More »

Bangladesh govt, media team visit Russian nuke facilities

A Bangladesh delegation comprising representatives of Ministry of Science and Technology, Administration of Pabna and Ishwardi, Bangladesh Embassy in Russia, and the mass media visited Russia from December 1-4, 2015 to see for themselves various nuclear power facilities. The delegates visited the Moscow office of NIAEP-ASE United Company, the fifth unit of the Novovoronezh NPP and the construction sites of ... Read More »

World’s first BN-800 reactor ready to generate power

Dhaka – Rosatom has made another step towards the Generation IV reactor. The world’s first 880 MW fast breeder reactor is about to generate electricity as the Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor have issued a relevant permit and final tests have been kicked off. The new reactor unit of Beloyarsk NPP will be brought online in December. Read More »

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Expert opinion

For a country with about 160 million population and one that aims to become a middle income country by 2021, nuclear is the only option for mitigating the future energy demand. But to reach that goal we need wide vision, infrastructure and planned manpower as nuclear power program in Bangladesh is a serious undertaking. To achieve this goal, we need ... Read More »

‘Ramphal coal-fired plant putting Sundarbans in crossfire’

Noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud said the move to set up 1320MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal adjacent to the Sundarbans in Bagerhat district is an attempt to put the Sundarbans in crossfire and criticised the governmen for the same. He urged the government to stop building any kind of establishment near the Sundarbans that can endanger its ecology and ... Read More »

National Comittee on Oil-Gas terms invitation to Ramphal trap, rejects

The National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas, Power-Port and Natural Resources have rejected an invitation of the Energy and Power Ministry to visit the site of the Rampal coal-fired power plant, all-expenses paid. The committee comprising mostly Marxists, environmentalists and social activists termed the invitation a “trap” to obtain a disingenuous approval of the project on their behalf, and thus justify ... Read More »

Navigating the energy revolution

by Abdullah M. Al-Shehri,Julian Popov Riyadh, London – For decades, the international energy landscape has been relatively stable, with producers like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Algeria selling oil and gas to consumers in the United States and Europe. In a few years, however, the energy terrain is likely to be unrecognizable, as dramatic technological, economic, and geopolitical changes reshape commercial ... Read More »

Rosatom workshop on ecological aspects of nuke power in Vietnam

Russia’s state atomic energy corporation- Rosatom in association with Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) held a workshop dedicated to environmental safety of nuclear power technologies in Hanoi, Vietnam recently. Representatives of various key Government authorities and companies of Vietnam, such as Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Vietnam Atomic ... Read More »

Nuke decommissioning, radioactive waste management

In the framework of the seminar hosted by Nukem Technologies, 100percent subsidiary of the JSC Atomstroyexport (ASE), the participants reaffirmed their growing interest in the issues of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management, particularly in the need for comprehensive optimised methods for decommissioning of nuclear facilities and effective recycling of materials. Read More »

First-ever sustainable energy roadmap for the Caribbean launched

Worldwatch Institute study suggests CARICOM-wide energy and climate targets and outlines strategies and initiatives for achieving them Washington, D.C.-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has received recommendations for reaching an ambitious regional target of 48percent renewable energy generation by 2027. The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and Assessment, released today by the Worldwatch Institute, also suggests a 33percent ... Read More »

Russian nuclear industry – seven decades of glorious history

Raquib Siddiqui Despite global economic crisis, the nuclear industry of Russia celebrates its 70th anniversary on a high note. According to many experts, credit for glorious existence of Russian nuclear industry goes to Rosatom Engineering Division. For many years Russian nuclear power plant construction technologies have been widely used by foreign customers as some of the most reliable technologies in ... Read More »

Russia’s new step towards the closed nuke fuel cycle

Russia’s Nuclear Industry Day, on 28th of September, Rosatom’s Mining and Chemical Plant in Krasnoyarsk Krai started commercial production of MOX fuel – a fuel for nuclear reactors of the future. Mixed oxide (MOX) fuel is nuclear fuel that contains more than one oxide of fissile material. The term generally describes plutonium blended with natural, enriched or depleted uranium. The ... Read More »

Russia, Armenia deal to exchange info on nuke, radiation safety

The Government of the Republic of Armenia and Government of the Russian Federation signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on exchange of information related to nuclear and radiation safety on October 7, 2015. The document was signed by S. Kirienko, Director General of Rosatom, from the Russian side and E. Zakharyan, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, from the Armenian side. Read More »

Rooppur Nuke plant installation to be late by a year

Implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project is likely to get delayed by a year, according to Maksim V Elchishchev, who has been appointed to head the project for Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom. He has quashed speculation that there are some disagreements between the Bangladeshi and Russian sides over the updated design proposed for what will now be a ... Read More »

Bangladeshi young journos attend “New Generation” program in Russia

Four young journalists from Bangladesh, representing different media took part in the first joint press-tour arranged by Russia’s state nuclear corporation- Rosatom and Federal Agency under Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Rossotrudnichestvo which took place from September 22-26, 2015. 30 media representatives from 16 countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia specializing in energy sector were given an opportunity to visit ... Read More »

Russia’s foreign orders for nuke plants Grow to $300 Billion

Russia’s State Nuclear Corporation-ROSATOM presently has foreign orders worth $ 300 billion for construction of 30 nuclear power units in 12 countries and discussions on construction of 10 more units are underway. Sergey Kirienko, CEO of Rosatom apprised the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during an official meeting with him in Moscow recently. Read More »

Rosatom making world’s most powerful research nuke reactor

Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region (Russia). Construction of the world’s most powerful fast-neutron nuclear reactor started in Russia. The research multipurpose reactor called MBIR will be used for nuclear power development projects. The first concrete of the reactor was filled on Friday, September 11, at site of the Russian State scientific center “Research Institute of nuclear reactors” (NIIAR, a part of Rosatom’s ... Read More »

Rosatom presents popular books on nuke energy to Pabna schools

Russia’s State corporation- Rosatom with the support of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) distributed a popular science book titled “Nuclear power: Q&A” among 30 schools in the town of Pabna, district town of Rooppur where the Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) is planned to be constructed according to Russian design. The book ... Read More »

Bnp-led 20-party demo against gas power price hike Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will now stage countrywide demonstrations on Sunday instead of Saturday, in protest against the price hike of power and gas. The programme was rescheduled a day after party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday announced the programme since the Hindu community will celebrate Janmashtami on Saturday. Read More »

Bnp-led 20-Party to take up demo against energy price hike

The BNP-led 20-party alliance is likely to announce a two-day demonstration programme soon to protest the fresh hike in power and gas tariffs. The decision was taken at a meeting of the top leaders of the alliance held at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Sunday night. Talking to reporters after the meeting, LDP president Col (retd) Oli Ahmed ... Read More »

Exporters assoc says utility price hike to affect exports

Mentioning that export growth has reduced by 11.96 percent in the first two months of the current fiscal year, the Exporters Association of Bangladesh (EAB) on Saturday observed that the recent increase in gas and electricity prices will again put a question mark on the export sector’s performance. The EAB came up with the observation through a press release signed ... Read More »

Bnp terms gas, power tariff hike illogical, demands withdrawal

Terming illogical and unacceptable the government’s decision to raise the prices of gas and power, BNP on Saturday demanded its immediate annulment. The party also urged the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to revise the power tariff in accordance with falling oil prices on the international market after conducting a fresh mass hearing on it. BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon came ... Read More »