ROSATOM opts local suppliers for Rooppur project

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 17 Apr 2017, 22:02:41

ROSATOM opts local suppliers for Rooppur project

Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is preferring local manufacturers and suppliers for the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) at Paksey in Pabna, reports BSS.

"We prefer Bangladeshi manufacturers and suppliers to be involved in the construction of the RNPP excepting the technical equipment," director of purchasing, procurement and quality of Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, Alexander Shmigelskiy said on Monday.

He said the materials as well as equipment would be of Russian standard as per the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), adding, "Technical equipment for the RNPP would maintain compliance standard as well as the sustainable standard for environment."

Alexander Shmigelskiy, also deputy general manager of the project, said Atomstroyexport, a general contractor of the RNPP, would go for open tender so that local manufacturers and suppliers can participate in the process.

In this regard, Atomstroyexport and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) held a conference on participation of the Bangladeshi manufacturers/suppliers in the RNPP on Monday.

"The main purpose of the conference is to inform Bangladeshi companies about possibilities of their participation in the Rooppur NPP project", he added.

The agenda included design requirements during construction of the facility, tendering procedures and supply terms, logistics and equipment manufacture quality assurance.

Local manufacturers and suppliers took part in the conference and expressed their keen interest to supply materials for Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant.
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