On July 08, 2018 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 second power unit.
‘JSC 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 the People’s Republic of Bangladesh of November 2, 2011. The Russian Party has signed the contract with JSC Atomstroyexport as a part of ASE Group of Companies representing the engineering division of ROSATOM. December 25, 2015 is the date of signing of the General Contract for designing, construction and commissioning of 2 NPP power units based on 1200 Mwe VVER-reactors each on the Rooppur NPP site (160 km from Dhakka, the capital of Bangladesh, situated on the eastern bank of the river of Ganges). The selected design for Rooppur NPP is based on VVER-1200 reactors with the prototype at Novovoronezh NPP-2 (Russia). This is an evolutionary Gen III+ design which entirely meets all international safety requirements.
ASE - the Engineering Division of ROSATOM - was established by integration of the leading companies of the industry: JSC ASE EC - Atomstroyexport JSC - Atomenergoproekt JSC - ATOMPROEKT JSC. ASE is one of the global leaders in nuclear power engineering and holds 31% of the global NPP construction market. Representative offices, branches and front offices are operating within the territories of 15 countries. About 80% of the order portfolio are accounted for by foreign projects. It implements high power NPP designing and construction projects, RAW and SNF management facilities, thermal power facilities and renders services within the full range of EPC, EPC(M) and PMC for any complex engineering facilities. JSC ASE Group of Companies develops and implements extensively the innovative Multi-D project management system in the area of complex engineering facilities construction, which allows more efficient management of such parameters as budget, deadlines and quality.