30 May 2023, 18:32
Update : 30 May 2023, 18:46

Core barrel installed at RNPP unit-1


DHAKA, May 30, 2023 (BSS) - The unit-1 of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is getting ready for fuel loading as the core barrel was installed.

According to a message received here today, the core barrel is one of the main elements of the reactor internals. There were a baffle and fuel assemblies inside the barrel, which will participate in the nuclear reaction. 

It said the core barrel is designed to separate the inlet and outlet coolant flows, protect the reactor pressure vessel from neutron and gamma radiation and accommodate the core elements in it.
The barrel is made of stainless austenitic class steel, which is an integral part of the nuclear power reactor. 

The RNPP equipped with two VVER-1200 reactors of a total 2400 MW capacity is being constructed under the Russian design. 

The generation III+ reactors fully comply with all the international safety requirements. The Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation of Russia is the general designer and general contractor of the project.


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