Dhaka, Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:42 AM   
     
Home Energy BD Energy World Green Energy Opinion Interview Environment Business Others Archive
LATEST >
বাংলা সংস্করণ
   
Rosatom`s reactors are the world`s safest

This opinion has been recently expressed by Karel Kotovsky, Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology.

In his interview to Finport.Am, he said that VVER reactors were the most reliable in the world and had a long track record of flawless operation.

“Safety requirements have somewhat changed since Fukushima. It does not mean that the existing reactors no longer comply with safety standards. If they are modernized with the latest technologies, their service life can be 20 or more years longer. As for new solutions, the most advanced reactor to date is VVER-1200 by Rosatom,” he said.

“This is the most reliable reactor in the world. The Czech Republic is now considering a new reactor construction project. Among the bidders are six companies with many years of experience in this field. Each of them has its specifics, but I think that Rosatom reactors are now the closest to the present-day requirements. We call these reactors `inherently safe` as they are literally safe by nature. It means that they shut down automatically in the event of emergency. These reactors are unparalleled for not being prone to human failure,” he stressed.

Karel Kotovsky also noted that Rusatom Service had the highest level of expertise in operating VVER-based nuclear stations. “It has a track record of success in delivering such projects, and I am absolutely sure that this company uses the most advanced technologies.”

According to Kotovsky, nuclear has no alternatives today as it is one of the cheapest, eco friendliest and safest energy sources. “At the recent referendum in Switzerland, over 70% per cent of people residing near nuclear power plants voted against the Green Party`s initiative to close all of the country`s nuclear stations by 2029. This shows yet again that people living near nuclear stations consider their operation as safe.”

Bangladesh will have two VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2,400 MWe for its first ever nuclear power plant, the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Print PDF

   You may also like

Category: Other Countries
India, China, US see 70% rise in energy demand: IEA

Category: Other Countries
Oil rises to 2019 highs on strong China demand despite economic slowdown

Category: Other Countries
Russia to supply nuclear fuel for China’s fast-neutron reactor

Category: Other Countries
Power Unit 4 of the China’s Tianwan NPP goes for operations

Category: Other Countries
Asian LNG demand to quadruple by 2030

Category: Other Countries
ABB nears sale of power grids to Hitachi in $11 billion deal

Category: Other Countries
World’s only floating nuclear power plant gets ready to connect to Russian grid

Category: Other Countries
China overtakes Japan to become world’s top natural gas importer

Category: Other Countries
OPEC oil output rises to highest since 2016 despite Iran
     
    RECENT STORIES   MOST READ
    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
    Recent Other Countries Stories
India, China, US see 70% rise in energy demand: IEA
Oil rises to 2019 highs on strong China demand despite economic slowdown
Russia to supply nuclear fuel for China’s fast-neutron reactor
Power Unit 4 of the China’s Tianwan NPP goes for operations
Asian LNG demand to quadruple by 2030
ABB nears sale of power grids to Hitachi in $11 billion deal
World’s only floating nuclear power plant gets ready to connect to Russian grid
China overtakes Japan to become world’s top natural gas importer
OPEC oil output rises to highest since 2016 despite Iran
Chinese nuclear power unit built with Russian assistance connects to grid


Explore the energynewsbd.com
Home
Energy World
Opinion
Environment
Others
Energy BD
Green Energy
Interview
Business
Archive
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Advertisement Policy