25 Sep 2023 13:19

Rosatom plans to deliver fuel to NPP in Bangladesh in coming weeks

VIENNA. Sept 25 (Interfax) - Rosatom state nuclear energy corporation expects to deliver fuel to the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh "in the coming weeks", Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev said at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference.

"We are delivering fuel to the site of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh in the coming weeks," Likhachev said.

There is currently no nuclear power generation in energy-scarce Bangladesh. Rosatom in December 2015 concluded the contract for constructing the country's first NPP, Rooppur, which comprises two power units with 1,200-MW VVER reactors each. The NPP is being built on the Ganges coast according to a Russian design, located 160 km from the capital, Dhaka.

The Russian government had previously also approved allocating an export loan of up to $11.38 billion to Bangladesh for constructing the NPP.