Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant
Equipment begin to arrive for the second unit
Rosatom, the Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation, is set to receive the delivery of equipment for the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) by the Russian company ZiO-Podolsk.
According to Rosatom,
ZiO-Podolsk has begun with shipping of the Bubbler Tank from Russia.
The tank is manufactured and shipped by ZiO-Podolsk, a concern of Atomenergomash. Russian company Atomenergomash is the supplier of all the equipment for Rooppur NPP reactor hall and major part of the turbine hall equipment.
It will also supply steam generators, pump and heat-exchange equipment.
The Bubbler Tank is one of the critical components of a nuclear power plant. It is a part of the reactor plant pressurizer system.
The tank weighs 15 tonnes, about 8 metres long, 4 metres in height, 2.5 metres in diameter and has a service life of 40 years, a Rosatom release said.
The technical design for the tank has been developed by the company Gidropress and the detailed design documentation has been prepared by ZiO-Podolsk's NPP equipment department.
This department also provides the manufacture support and installation supervision services.
ZiO-Podolsk's bubbler tanks are successfully working in a number of nuclear power plants in and outside Russia, including Tianwan NPP in China, Kudankulam NPP in India, Rostov and Leningrad NPPs in Russia.
Rooppur NPP is the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh to host two Russian VVER 1200 reactors of 3+ generation.
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is an under-construction 2.4 GWe nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
The nuclear power plant is being constructed at Rooppur adjoining Paksey in the Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna District on the bank of the river Padma.