In the reactor compartment of the Rooppur NPP power unit 2 (with the Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division being the general designer and general contractor), installation of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) has been completed by specialists of the Energospetsmontazh JSC Branch (being part of the Rosatom Engineering Division) in the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

“All four ECCS tanks being installed in their regular places suppose a large-scale and labor-consuming process that requires the specialists’ operational excellence,” said Alexei Deriy, JSC ASE Vice President, Director of the Rooppur NPP construction project. “The hydraulic tank is a vertically-located high-pressure vessel. The weight of each of them is about 80 tons, and the volume is 60 cubic metres. By the way, this volume would be enough to fill 20 tanks of fire vehicles in average,” he went on to say.

The emergency core cooling system consists of the passive and active parts. The hydraulic tanks are passive NPP safety systems that are operated without personnel or use of the external power supply sources. During the operation of the power unit, these tanks accumulate an aqueous solution of boric acid (neutron absorber), intended for emergency flooding of the reactor core in loss-of-coolant accidents, in order to prevent damage to the fuel elements and fuel melt.

Rooppur NPP equipped with two VVER-1200 reactors of the total 2400 MW capacity is being constructed under the Russian design160 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in accordance with General Contract dated December 25, 2015. The Russian design with VVER-1200 reactors was selected for the first NPP in Bangladesh, which was successfully implemented at two units of the Novovoronezh NPP. This is an evolutionary Generation III+ design which fully complies with all the international safety requirements.

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Source: Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division