Main equipment of the reactor compartment of Unit 1, Rooppur NPP, the first Nuclear Power Plant in the country, was delivered to Bangladesh from Russia (General Designer and General Contractor is JSC ASE, Rosatom Engineering Division).

The cargo vessel called “Daisy” delivered the Reactor Pressure Vessel for VVER-1200 and Steam Generator to the Bangladeshi sea port of Mongla on 20th October, 2020. The Reactor Pressure Vessel and Steam Generator were manufactured at Atommash manufacturing plant in the city of Volgodonsk, Branch of AEM-Technology (included in the machine building division of Rosatom- JSC Atomenergomash).

It took 2 months to transport heavy-weight equipment (the weight of the Reactor Pressure Vessel is 333,6 tons, Steam Generator – 340 tons) by sea to the port of Mongla. The cargo covered about 14 thousand kilometers.

In the port of Mongla, the equipment will be loaded onto a river vessel and delivered along the Padma river to the berth located at Rooppur NPP site by mid-November.

Transportation of heavy oversized cargo was a complex logistical operation. The equipment was taken by a special cargo vehicle from Atommash premises to the berth of Tsimlyansky water-reservoir in the city of Volgodonsk, and from there it was transported by water to the city of Novorossiysk.

The equipment was transported by sea from Novorossiysk port to Bangladesh over the Black sea and Suez Canal.

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Rooppur NPP is the Nuclear Power Plant of the Russian design, being constructed in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The site selected for the construction of the Nuclear Power Plant is located on the Eastern Bank of the Padma river, 160 km from the city of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. Rooppur NPP is planned to be constructed under an Intergovernmental Agreement between Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, which was signed in November 2011. In autumn of 2013, the foundation stone of the future Power Plant was laid. The NPP will consist of two Power Units with VVER-type reactors, the life cycle of which is 60 years with the possibility of extending for another 20 years.