Petrozavodsk Branch of JSC “AEM-Technology” (part of Atomenergomash, engineering division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, and a member of Karelian Regional Wing of the Russian Engineering Union) welcomed representatives of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The delegation was led by Kamrul Ahsan – the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh to the Russian Federation. Subhasish Sardar – the Counsellor for nuclear power of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Russia and representatives of the Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation (JSC ASE EC) led by Mr. Sergei Streltsov – the Deputy Director for Localization of Materials and Equipment AND Mr. Sergei Osipenko – Deputy Project Director for Equipment Supply also came to the factory.
The guests were greeted by the director of Petrozavodskmash – Mr. Pavel Marchenko. He spoke of the history and current work of the factory, told the guests about the progress of equipment manufacture for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant being under construction in Bangladesh. During a visit to the shops the guests were able to get familiar with nuclear machine-building technology, witnessed the equipment manufacturing process, including the equipment manufactured for Rooppur NPP, namely: cladding of pipe blanks for main coolant pipeline, machining of pressurizer parts, manufacturing of reactor coolant pump spherical housings.
The director of the Petrozavodskmash Branch, Mr. Pavel Marchenko noted that implementation of the order for the Republic of Bangladesh is in the same time a great honor and a great responsibility:
“Today we have managed to show our guests not only the manufacturing process of nuclear equipment, but also items being manufactured for Rooppur NPP in a high degree of readiness. Petrozavodskmash started to dispatch the first positions of this order. The first items to be shipped from the factory are reactor coolant pump housings for Unit 1. The equipment will be send to Saint Petersburg by road and then put aboard a ship for further shipment to port of Bangladesh”, – the director said.
“The main purpose of our visit was to see the process of manufacturing equipment for our nuclear plant at this factory, – the Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan said. – We have been able to see sophisticated and high precision equipment and therefore we do not worry about quality and safety of items manufactured here”.
“As the General Contractor we value trust of our Bengali customers greatly. Visits to manufacturing sites allow showing that all equipment for Rooppur NPP is manufactured in accordance with the highest requirements and right on time”, - emphasized Mr. Sergei Osipenko.