Rooppur NPP to have active, passive safety systems: Rosatom

It built 92 nuclear plants in 14 countries

Special Correspondent

18 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project has featured with the optimal combination of active and passive safety systems.

Russian nuclear power plant Expert Nikolay Popov of the Department of Engineering Analysis and Optimization of Design Solutions of JSC Atomenergoproekt (Rosatom) disclosed it at a webinar organised by Rosatom for Bangladeshi journalists.

Citing the example of Rooppur NPP, he specified that Bangladesh had selected the Novovoronezh NPP-2 as a reference project.

This is an evolutionary Gen III+ design which entirely meets all Russian and international safety requirements. “RNPP project features the optimal combination of active and passive safety systems,” the expert said.

He added the experience of NPP construction abroad and in Russia has enabled Rosatom to develop best solutions for the organisation of construction production and technology of construction and installation works for the construction of the NPP power units within the specified time frame and budget.

Popov explained the various stages of construction planning, design management and project organization in order to complete the construction of NPP in a timely and efficient manner.

In his presentation, Popov outlined the various elements of construction management, elaborating on the general provisions including general organizational and technical training, preparation of the construction organisation and preparation for the production of construction and installation works for timely construction of NPP.

He further talked about project management planning and its key components including planning of construction and installation works, resource planning, supply planning and planning the release of working documentation.

Popov reiterated that Rosatom have designed and built 92 NPP power units in 14 countries, including the ones under construction currently, in adherence to strictest international safety regulations.

He further stated that The Engineering Division specialists also have experience and competence in design and construction of GRES and other complex engineering facilities in different Russian regions.

The vast pool of experience in designing and building NPPs in varied geographical regions have been crucial in ensuring timely and efficient construction schedule for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant adhering to local geographical, and environmental peculiarities.

The RNPP’s designed service life is 60 years.