Training center launched at Rooppur NPP

Special Correspondent

2 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A new up-to-date training center for construction and erection specialists has been commissioned at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bangladesh.

Over 7000 specialists of Bangladesh will be able to undergo training and improve their skills during one calendar year.

The training center has been built with assistance of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), SRO SOYUZATOMSTROY for providing JSC ASE, the general contractor, and subcontractors with qualified construction and erection specialists.

“Bangladeshis who have been recruited in subcontractor organisations, who have successfully passed probation period and who have demonstrated their potentials and drive towards professional growth, will now have a unique possibility to master a new profession or improve their skills”, said Alexey Deriy, Vice President - Director of Rooppur NPP construction project.

Until now, a mobile training center was used for organising continuous teaching construction professions at the Roopur construction site.

After commissioning of the training centre, the citizens of Bangladesh will undergo training in specialised classes and production shops with the most up-to-date equipment.  The production shops have areas for teaching general construction works, electrical welding, installation of process equipment and pipelines, air ducts and ventilation equipment and electrical installation works.

The tasks solved by the training centre will in future go far beyond the Rooppur NPP construction site.

After completion of the work at Rooppur NPP construction site, the highly qualified Bangladeshi specialists who have been trained in the centre and have received valuable experience of work under the project will be in high demand in all the industries, and primarily in industrial and civil construction.

Their professionalism will contribute to further growth of the state economy.

The construction work of the training centre with the area of 1500 square meters is implemented by Capital Construction Unit of the Engineering Division (JSC ASE) under the instruction of A.E. Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom State Corporation.

This is the first project of this type implemented by the Engineering Division.

It will be duplicated at other NPP construction sites, including El-Dabaa NPP and Paks-II NPP, in accordance with the programme of training centre development approved by A.M. Lokshin, First Deputy Director General of Rosatom State Corporation of Russia.