at Mongla port, according to a message received here today.
It said General Designer and General Contractor JSC ASE, Rosatom
Engineering Division delivered the cargo vessel called “Daisy” with
Reactor Pressure Vessel for VVER-1200 and Steam Generator to the
Bangladeshi sea port of Mongla on October 20, 2020.
Main equipment of the reactor compartment of unit-1, RNPP, the first
Nuclear Power Plant in the country, was delivered to Bangladesh from
Russia, the message said.
It added the Reactor Pressure Vessel and Steam Generator were
manufactured at Atommash manufacturing plant in the city of
Volgodonsk, Branch of AEM-Technology (included in the machine building
division of Rosatom- JSC Atomenergomash).
It took two months to transport heavy-weight equipment (the weight
of the Reactor Pressure Vessel is 333.6 tonnes, Steam Generator – 340
tonnes) by sea to the port of Mongla. The cargo made voyage about 14
In the port of Mongla, the equipment will be loaded onto a river
vessel and delivered along the Padma River to the berth located at
Rooppur NPP site by mid-November.
Transportation of heavy oversized cargo was a complex logistical
operation. The equipment was taken by a special cargo vehicle from
Atommash premises to the berth of Tsimlyansky water-reservoir in the
city of Volgodonsk and from there it was transported by water to the
city of Novorossiysk.
The equipment was transported by sea from Novorossiysk port to
Bangladesh over the Black sea and Suez Canal, the message said.