Acceptance inspection of nuclear fuel for the starting loading of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has taken place at Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP PJSC, an enterprise of Rosatom’s Fuel Company (TVEL)).
The fuel acceptance was attended by representatives of NCCP PJSC, TVEL JSC, ASE JSC and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.
Similar nuclear fuel is operating successfully in power units with VVER-1200 reactors at Leningrad NPP, Novovoronezh NPP and Belarus NPP.
“TVEL Fuel Company has produced for Rooppur NPP an advanced and efficient nuclear fuel, having a successful operating experience at reference VVER-1200 power units. We have taken into account all preferences of the Customer both at the pre-production stage and at all stages of fuel manufacturing and supply to the power plant. I am positive that our fuel will once again prove the highest quality and reliability level of Russian nuclear technologies”, noted Alexander Bukhvalov, TVEL JSC Quality Director.
“Implementation of Rooppur NPP construction project is going just as planned. Rosatom Engineering Division is fulfilling its obligations in the full scope and, by the time of nuclear fuel arrival, the construction site of Unit 1 will be ready to accept it and ensure storage, meeting all the safety requirements prior to the stage of loading into the reactor”, informed Alexey Deriy, ASE JSC Vice President – Rooppur NPP Construction Project Director.
The Rooppur NPP equipped with two VVER-1200 reactors totalling to 2400 MW is being built according to the Russian design 160 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in accordance with the General Contract dated December 25, 2015. The Russian design with VVER-1200 reactors that had been successfully implemented at two units of Novovoronezh NPP was selected for the first NPP in Bangladesh. This is an evolutionary Gen III+ design which fully complies with all international safety requirements.
Russia is consistently developing international trade and economic relations, focusing on cooperation with friendly countries. Despite external restrictions, the domestic economy is augmenting its export potential to supply goods, services and raw materials all over the world. The implementation of major international energy projects is underway. Rosatom and its enterprises are taking an active part in this work.
Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL (Fuel Division of Rosatom State Corporation) includes enterprises of nuclear fuel fabrication, uranium conversion and enrichment, gas centrifuge production, as well as R&D and design companies. Being the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian NPPs, in total, TVEL provides fuel for 75 power reactors in 15 countries, research reactors in nine countries, as well as transport reactors of Russian nuclear-powered fleet. One in six reactors in the world operates on the TVEL fuel. Rosatom Fuel Division is the biggest manufacturer of enriched uranium in the world and the leader on the global market of stable isotopes. The Fuel Division is actively developing new business in chemistry, metallurgy, energy storage technologies, 3D printing, digital products and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Within the scope of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL, industry integrators were established in the fields of additive technologies and energy storage systems.
The Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division unites the leading companies of the nuclear industry, namely: Atomstroyexport JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, branch offices in Russia and abroad), Joint Design Institute – Atomenergoproekt JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, and St. Petersburg branch offices and design institutes, branch offices in Russia and abroad, R&D branches) and subsidiary construction companies.
The Engineering Division ranks first in the world by the order portfolio and the number of NPPs constructed simultaneously across the world.
About 80% of the Division’s revenues originate from foreign projects.
The Engineering Division implements construction projects for high-power NPPs in Russia and across the world, renders a full range of EPC, EP, EPC(M) services including project management and design activities, and develops Multi-D technologies for the management of complex engineering facilities. The Division relies on the achievements of the Russian nuclear industry and innovative state-of-the-art technologies.
We construct reliable and safe NPPs equipped with III+ generation VVER reactors that are in line with all international requirements and recommendations.