Moscow, July 9 - Neftegaz.RU. ROSATOM reported today that on July 08, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granted a license for design and construction of Rooppur NPP power unit No 2 constructed under the Russian design to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC).
The document confirms the safety and gives a permission to commence the construction of the 2nd power unit.
ASE Engineering Company as the General Contractor of NPP performs all obligations related to the construction of the Rooppur NPP. Currently, the construction of the first power unit is under way, and in July 2018 we plan to start pouring the first concrete into the slab of the reactor compartment of power unit No. 2, said head of the Engineering Design of ROSATOM Valery Limarenko.
The construction of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 started in November, 2017. Currently the works on construction of the walls of the reactor building, reinforcement of the reactor building walls and the foundation slab of the auxiliary reactor building are being performed on the construction site, the soil stabilization works in the evaporative cooling tower, etc. have been commenced.
The Rooppur NPP construction is performed according to the Intergovernmental Russian-Bangladesh agreement on cooperation in the area of NPP construction on the territory of Bangladesh of November 2, 2011.