Rooppur NPP, with two WWER-1200 reactors, with the total capacity of 2400 MW, is under construction according to the Russian design at the Rooppur village,160 km from Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, in compliance with the General Contract signed on December 25, 2015.
Atomstroyexport (Rosatom Engineering Division) is the General Contractor of Rooppur NPP construction. For the first Bangladesh NPP, the Russian design with WWER-1200 reactors has been selected, which is successfully functioning at Unit 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2, it is a III+ generation evolutionary model, which completely meets the international safety requirements.
In 2015-2016 the preparatory works of construction site were completed, the detailed design documentation and the documents for substantiation of licenses for layout and construction of the units were developed. In 2017 implementation of the Rooppur NPP project continued according to the schedule.
On 4 November, 2017 the Bangladesh Regulatory Authority (BAERA) issued the license for design and construction of the plant. On 30 November, 2017 the ‘First Concrete’ ceremony of the Unit 1of Rooppur NPP was held.
Construction of the Unit is progressing according to the set schedule. Currently 5000 T of cement is being used per day at the site, 4,200 persons are engaged in construction works.
On 08 July, 2018 Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority, BAERA issued the license for commencement of main construction of Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP. Heavy crane has been delivered to the Unit 1 construction site, which will be used to install ‘Molten Catcher’ - one of the most essential safety systems of the unit.
Commencement of commercial operation of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 is scheduled for 2023, while Unit 2 for 2024. Each stage of Rooppur NPP construction is under strict supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and national regulatory authority.