Concrete works of the turbine hall foundation slab at Unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant has been completed on August 6.
The structure required 3,782 tonnes of rebars and 23,550 cubic metres of concrete. The same work at Unit 1 took place in January, according to a statement.
Sergey Lastochkin, vice-president of the construction project, said this was an important stage which would be followed by the erection of walls, preparations for which had begun.
Turbine halls house steam generators and the turbine. Heat produced at the reactor core is carried by a coolant to a steam generator which then runs a turbine to produce electricity.
The Rooppur plant will have two units each with a generation 3+ Russian VVER-1200 reactor, with active and passive safety systems. The construction is progressing as per schedule.
The first unit is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023 and the second the following year.
The engineering division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia is the general contractor. Rosatom is presently implementing 36 nuclear power units in 12 countries.
Each stage of the Rooppur plant’s construction is being closely monitored by International Atomic Energy Agency and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority.