A five-day long workshop on nuclear technology was held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) to discuss different issues about VVER-1000 and VVER 1200-based nuclear power plants.
The Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (INPE) of Buet in association with National Research Nuclear University MEPhI of Russia organised the workshop at its auditorium on November 5-9, said a press release of Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear agency, which remains engaged with the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.
Seventy students from different faculties of Buet took part in the intensive workshop covering topics like machinery and equipment of VVER-1000 and VVER 1200-based nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel cycle and thermohydraulic profiling of nuclear reactor cores.
Three Professors from MEPhI -- Dr Dmitrii Samokhin, Dr V Fedoseev and Dr Olga Momot --were the mentors at the workshop.
On the concluding day on November 9, certificates were awarded among the participants. Dr Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Director of INPE, Dr MA Rashid Sarkar, its former Director, AP Demin, Director of Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Dhaka, and Mikhail S Bronnikov, Rosatom representative in Bangladesh, were present on the occasion.
Bangladesh is implementing its first-ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur of Pabna with the technological and financial assistance from Russia.