Shodesh Shipping Transport First Units of Uranium to Rooppur

Shodesh Shipping are excited to share that they exclusively transported the first batches of nuclear fuel to the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant!

Shodesh Shipping were nominated as an exclusive logistics agent in Bangladesh to handle and deliver seven batches of highly sensitive cargo: nuclear fuel! The uranium in this case was to be delivered to the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

“Bangladesh’s ambition of producing nuclear electricity is becoming closer to reality, as the country is now receiving fuel for the first unit of its nuclear power plant.”

For this undertaking, the company received three months of training under the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Police, Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense as well as Atomstroyexport – the main contractor of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Shodesh Shipping transported the uranium to the project site under special security arrangements, following international guidelines and using special vehicles escorted by the armed forces, fire brigade, health service personnel, as well as other necessary security units.

On the 5th of October, the certificate of safe handling of fuel was officially given by the Russian fuel supplier to the RNPP.

“With this, the Rooppur Plant achieves the status of a becoming a nuclear installation. Bangladesh is the 33rd member of the exclusive nuclear power club!”

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