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Russia, India ink cooperation MoU with Bangladesh on Rooppur N-plant

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russia, and signed a trilateral agreement on Thursday to cooperate in the construction of the Plant in Bangladesh, work on which started late last year, according to an announcement from Russian state-run atomic corporation

Rosatom, the equipment for the Kudankulam Project in Tamil Nadu, said in a statement here that the MoU for cooperation was signed by Nikolay Spassky, Indian to and here S.M. Saiful Hoque.

"The parties will cooperate, in particular, in the field of personnel training and mentoring, exchange of experience and provision of consulting support," said.

"Indian companies can be involved in construction and installation works, the supply of materials and equipment of a non-critical category for the project."

An inter-agency agreement was signed last year between the Global Centre for Nuclear Partnership (GCNEP), Atomic Commission (BAEC) and India's Department of (DAE) for cooperation on nuclear projects in Bangladesh.

As per this agreement, the DAE through GCNEP would provide to BAEC personnel involved in the Rooppur Project.

Rosatom started work in December last year on the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh at Rooppur which will have two 1200 type reactors for a total capacity of 2,400 MW.

has offered to supply to the VVER-1200 reactors that are powered by advanced fuel for the second nuclear power project to follow Kudankulam, which envisages the construction of six reactors of the earlier generation type of 1,000 MW capacity each.

The VVER-1200 has 20 per cent more capacity than the VVER-1000. The first two units at Kudankulam have been commissioned, with four other units in various stages of implementation or planning.

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First Published: Thu, March 01 2018. 21:02 IST
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