VIENNA, September 25. /TASS/. Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom plans will take part in the construction of a research reactor, head of the corporation Alexey Likhachev said on the sidelines of the 67th annual session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
"In Bangladesh, specialists have been dreaming of a powerful research reactor for many years. We plan to build it in Bangladesh together with our Bengali partners," he said.
Likhachev added that in early October Rosatom will deliver fuel for the country's first nuclear power plant, Rooppur. The company expects to word further steps for the development of this projects as weel as cooperation in new directions.
The Rooppur nuclear power plant with two VVER-1200 reactors is under construction 160 km from the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. For the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, a Russian project with VVER-1200 reactors was selected, successfully implemented at two power units of the Novovoronezhskaya NPP. This is an evolutionary project of generation III+, which fully meets international safety requirements. Construction of the plant began in 2021. The design and construction of the facility is carried out by the engineering division of Rosatom. The life cycle of VVER-1200 reactors is 60 years with the possibility of extending the operating life for another 20 years. Currently, construction of the first and second power units of the plant is underway. --0--art