ROOPPUR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

Heavyweight crane crashed by Nor’easter

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:08, Apr 21,2017 | Updated: 12:16, Apr 21,2017

 
 

A heavyweight crane was crashed at the site of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna as thunder storm hit the area on Wednesday night, said officials of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, owner of the power plant.
A subsidiary of Russia’s state-run nuclear authority, Atomstroyexport, is carrying out civil construction works for preparing the site for installation of nuclear reactor and the power plant there, they said, adding that the Russinan company did not allow any BAEC official to visit the site.
‘Some top brass of the commission would go to Rooppur site tomorrow to assess the level of damage,’ a commission official told New Age on Thursday on anonymity.
Bangladesh is implementing its first nuclear power plant with 2,400MW capacity under a supplier’s credit deal with the Russian Federation.
The first concrete pouring, main construction of the power plant, is expected to begin this year, said officials, adding that the first unit of the plant would commission in 2024. 

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