The works on the outside containment concreting are completed ahead of schedule at Rooppur NPP Unit 1

At the Rooppur NPP construction site in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (the general designer and general contractor being the Rosatom Engineering Division), the outside containment concreting has been completed 45 days ahead of schedule. The total process took 110 days instead of 155.

According to the RPS project “Optimization of 10UJA outer containment structures erection”, completion of concreting was scheduled for April 15. Reduction of the period was possible due to enhanced performance and implementation of several suggestions for the process improvement, such as use of double formwork panels, manufacturing of double-concave formwork panels prior to installation, etc.


In total, 65 specialists took part in the pouring, 44 of which were local personnel. 1383 cubic meters of concrete was required for the dome part pouring.

Owing to the optimization of outside containment concreting period, the Engineering Division’s specialists also managed to install the inner and outer parts of steel structures of the passive heat removal system (PHRS) deflector in the design position ahead of schedule. The complexity of this operation, implemented in two stages, is that during installation of heavy steel structures weighing 140 and 110 tons each, maximum permissible deviations are within 10 mm only.

“This operation allowed installing the deflector ahead of schedule and opening a possibility for installation of heat exchangers, heat exchanging module casings and PHRS air ducts”, commented Alexey Deriy, ASE JSC Vice President – Director for Rooppur NPP construction project.

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Rooppur NPP equipped with two VVER-1200 reactors of the total 2400 MW capacity is being constructed under the Russian design 160 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in accordance with 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 Generation III+ design which fully complies with all the international safety requirements.

Rosatom Engineering Division unites the leading companies of the nuclear industry, namely: Atomstroyexport JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, branches in Russia and abroad), Joint Design Institute – Atomenergoproekt JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg branches – design institutes, branches in Russia and abroad, R&D branches) and subsidiary construction organizations. 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.






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