The installation of trestle cranes in the first unit of Rooppur nuclear power project under construction at Ishwardi has been completed, the press release of the company informed the media on Saturday.It was installed at an elevation of +47.50 meters.
The trestle crane was manufactured in Russia and delivered to the Rooppur NPP construction site in a disassembled state. The weight of the assembled equipment is 225 tons with a lifting capacity of 360 tons.
“The equipment is necessary for reloading super-heavy equipment and transporting fresh and spent fuel during the NPP operation,” said Alexei Deriy, Atomstroyexport Vice President and Director of the Rooppur NPP construction project.
RooppurNuclear Power Plant is under construction at Ishwardiupazila of Pabna district. Two units of the project with a total capacity of 2,400MWe are being constructed under Russian design. Each unit will be equipped with Generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactor that fully complies with all the international safety requirements. Fresh nuclear fuel for unit-1 of the plant is expected to arrive in Bangladesh by the end of September 2023. The Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation is implementing the project as the General Contractor.