Representatives of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Safety Authority (BAERA) have paid a study visit to Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP (NVNPP). Instructors from the NVNPP Training Centre as well as employees of the Don Inter-regional Territorial Administration for the Supervision of Nuclear & Radiation Safety of Rostekhnadzor explained to their Bengal colleagues the control and supervision measures undertaken at a NPP during various stages of its life cycle.

Bangladesh’s first NPP is being built by Rosatom at Rooppur on the eastern bank of the Ganges River in Pabna district about 160 km northwest of the capital city of Dhaka. It will comprise two VVER-1200 reactors.

“Our study visit to the Novovoronezh NPP is being organised as part of the cooperation between Bangladesh and Russia – cooperation between BAERA and Rostekhnadzor,” said BAERA representative Rakhman SK Anisur. “For our country, nuclear energy is a new industry, so it is important for us to adopt the knowledge and experience of our Russian colleagues. Our group of BAERA inspectors is the fourth – three groups of our specialists have already successfully completed training. It is very important to talk with Russian colleagues and see everything with our own eyes. At the Novovoronezh NPP, we were given excellent information and we will use it in our work.”

The delegation visited the control point of Novovoronezh unit 6. At the NVNPP Information Centre, Bengal specialists learned about various areas of Rosatom’s activity, about the history of the Novovoronezh NPP, the environmental protection of the enterprise, and the environmental situation in the area where the NPP is located. As part of the study trip to Russia, representatives of BAERA also visited JSC Mashinostroitelny Zavod, JSC Atomstroyexport, FBU Scientific & Technical Centre for Nuclear & Radiation Safety, and regulator Rostekhnadzor.