On July, 14 the first portion of concrete was symbolically poured into the foundation base of the reactor building of Rooppur NPP Unit 2. The ceremony marked the beginning of the main construction period.
Prime Minister of the Govt. of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation for Defense Industrial Complex Affairs Yury Borisov and First Deputy Director General for Operations Management of Rosatom Alexander Lokshin took part in the ceremony.
The design and construction works on the site are being performed by ASE, Rosatom Engineering Division. Rosatom Machine Building Division – Atomenergomash supplies reactor island equipment, as well as of the auxiliary equipment for the turbine island. Various divisions of Rosatom are in charge of the manufacture of reactor vessels, steam generators, pumps, heat-exchange systems and other equipment.
Rooppur NPP, with two VVER-1200 reactors, with the total capacity of 2400 MW, is under construction at the Rooppur village of Ishwardi Upazilla, 160 km from Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, in compliance with the General Contract signed on December 25, 2015. ASE (Rosatom Engineering Division) is the General Contractor for Rooppur NPP construction.