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Tender floated for Rooppur nuke engineering survey

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Staff reporter Atomenergoproekt, a sister concern of Russian state nuclear company Rosatom for general designing of nuclear power plants, has invited a tender for an engineering survey, environmental monitoring and development of project documents for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) site. The work, involving USD $18.2 million, is supposed to be completed by September 15, 2015, said a press release on Saturday. Russia and Bangladesh are presently developing a contract for completing their preparatory works for the construction of the Rooppur NPP. The NPP construction is expected to start at the end of 2015. Russia will design, construct and commission two power units with VVER type reactors, each of 1,000 MW capacity, as well as build the infrastructure. Russia plans to commission the Rooppur NPP at the beginning of the 2020. Russia decided to provide Bangladesh with a loan amounting to USD $500 million at a reduced interest rate for the works at preparatory period.