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As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-barrier-to-nuclear-is-perception,-says-panel

A number of documents have been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the government of Bangladesh that will enhance existing bilateral cooperation in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Russia is currently constructing a two-unit nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Bangladesh.

Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-and-Bangladesh-expand-nuclear-cooperation

The concreting of the first tier of the inner containment has been completed at the Rooppur-1 nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

Rosatom, whose engineering division is the general contractor for the project, said the concreting is “one of the key events” in the construction of the plant.

“We have completed concreting work on the first tier to a height of six metres, with 1,145 cubic metres of concrete laid,” said project spokesman Yury Koshelev.

Rosatom said installation of the main equipment of the reactor compartment will begin in 2020.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rosatom-announces-concreting-landmark-at-rooppur-1-10-1-2019

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, has completed the manufacture of the upper part of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-completes-upper-RPV-for-Rooppur-unit-1

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEAs-Feruta-thanks-Members-States-for-steadfast

The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). It will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, which will be held at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus in December next year.

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-to-host-United-Nations-climate-change-summit

The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). It will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, which will be held at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus in December next year.

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-to-host-United-Nations-climate-change-summit

Bangladesh Railway on 10 July signed a contract with a joint venture of Bangladesh companies Standard Engineers Ltd and Castle Construction Ltd and Indian company GPT Infrastructure to build a new 26.5km railway link from Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear plant to Ishwardi. Kolkata-based GPT Infrastructure said its share of the joint venture is 34%. 

Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-rail-link-for-bangladesh-npp-6246998

A Bangladesh-Indian joint ventureĀ is to build a new 26.5 kilometre railway link from the Rooppur nuclear power plant to Ishwardi under a contract signed in Dhaka on 10 July. The contract is to be completed within 18 months.

Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rooppur-rail-link-contract-signed