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Reactor support truss installed in the design position of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 (Bangladesh)

Reactor support truss installed in the design position of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 (Bangladesh)

Moscow, October 1- Neftegaz.RU. On September 29, one of the annual milestones was performed at Unit 1 of Rooppur NPP (General Designer is Atomstroyexport, a part of ROSATOM) under construction in Bangladesh according to the Russian design - the reactor support truss was installed in the design position.

The purpose of the support truss is to fasten the reactor vessel and to resist the weight loads on it.  ‘The works are related to the complicated installation since coaxiality tolerances in relation to the reactor pit are just 2 mm. Installation was completed ahead of the scheduled deadline thanks to the well coordinated activities of the employees of the engineering division and the personnel of the construction site, - noted Sergey Lastochkin, Vice-President - Director for Rooppur NPP construction project, - The works on construction of Units 1 and 2 are progressing in schedule.’

Rooppur NPP with two VVER-1200 reactors and the total capacity of 2400 MW is being constructed under the Russian design, 160 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The Russian design with VVER-1200 reactors was selected for the 1st NPP in Bangladesh, that was successfully implemented at Unit 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2.

 Active phase of the construction of Rooppur NPP Unit 2 started on July 14, 2018. The works at the main buildings and structures of Unit 1 and Unit 2 are currently in progress.

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