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    USD300 million compensation guarantee given to import fuel for Rooppur plant: Official


    September 12, 2023 - United News of Bangladesh

     

      Dhaka, Sept. 12 -- The finance division has given a compensation guarantee of $300 million to ease the complications of importing nuclear fuel for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, an official confirmed on Tuesday.

      The amount of compensation is determined by international law. The finance division has given this guarantee for compensation in case of a nuclear accident during the transportation of this fuel or in the power plant.

      Also read: Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant set to face major delay in commissioning

      On the other hand, the project's Russian contractor company 'JSC AtomstroyExport' is not taking any financial obligation in this case.

      Recently Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal signed a document in this regard, the ministry official said.

      The construction of a nuclear power plant with a total capacity of 2400 MW in two units of 1200 MW each is underway at Rooppur in Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna. The nuclear fuel for the plant is likely to arrive next October. The nuclear fuel will be transported to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by special cargo aircraft from the Russia.

      Also read: First unit of Rooppur Nuclear Plant to be ready for power generation next year, possible tariff rate still not set

      The fuel will be transported from the airport to the Rooppur power plant by JSC Atomstroy Export'. It will be under the supervision of various law enforcement forces and the convoy formed with the participation of the relevant ministries.

      As per rules, such power plants have to be insured against accidental damage while carrying nuclear fuel.

      Also read: Rooppur NPP marks important milestone with delivery of fresh nuclear fuel Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from United News of Bangladesh. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.com

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