Core catcher installation starts at Bangladesh’s Rooppur 2

5 April 2019

The reinforced frame of the core catcher, weighing 58t, and the embedded part for the core catcher, weighing 7.5t, have been installed at unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear plant in Bangladesh, General Contractor Atomstroyexport (ASE), the Engineering Division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 1 April.

“Completion of installation of reinforced frame and embedded part of core catcher marks the beginning of the next important stage related to construction of the unit 2 reactor building," said Sergey Lastochkin, ASE vice president and project director of the Rooppur NPP.  "In the near future, our experts will proceed with installation of the core catcher - a unique technology, developed by Russian nuclear engineers and one of the main passive safety systems in the design of Rooppur NPP. All the work is on schedule.”
 
Rooppur nuclear plant with two VVER-1200 is being built with Russian assistance in accordance with a general contract signed in December 2015. The General Contractor for Rooppur NPP construction is ASE. In 2015-2016, preparatory works were undertaken at the construction site, detailed design documentation and substantiation materials for the site and construction licence was submitted. A design and construction licence issued in November 2017 was followed by first concrete for the foundation of Rooppur 1. Construction of Rooppur 2 began in July 2018. Core catcher installation work began at Rooppur 1 in August 2018.


Photo: Installation of the core catcher is underway at Rooppur 2 (Photo: ASE)



Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.