Foundation Completed

ASE Group, Rosatom’s engineering division and a general contractor for Rooppur NPP, reported that concreting of the foundation slab for the plant’s Unit 1 had been completed.

“The work is proceeding on schedule. Our next major step is to erect containment walls,” said ASE Senior Vice President Alexander Khazin.

Shawkat Akbar, Director of the Rooppur Project on the part of Bangladesh, noted that the foundation concreting would soon begin at Unit 2. Pursuant to the tripartite memorandum on cooperation between Russia, Bangladesh and India, 50 young Bangladeshi engineers, who will later work at Rooppur, will be sent to India for training, he said. Other 125 students will be trained in Russia.

The Rooppur nuclear power plant will have two VVER-1200 reactor units. The construction contract was signed in December 2015.