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thyssenkrupp Infrastructure delivers equipment for Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant

April 26, 2019: thyssenkrupp Infrastructure GmbH, a company of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, is supplying key materials, engineering equipment and components for the foundation of the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. The experts from the pile driving

The first national nuclear power plant is to secure energy supplies in Bangladesh from 2023.
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The first national nuclear power plant is to secure energy supplies in Bangladesh from 2023.

April 26, 2019: thyssenkrupp Infrastructure GmbH, a company of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, is supplying key materials, engineering equipment and components for the foundation of the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. The experts from the pile driving & extraction as well as steel sections and anchor equipment units, ensure that the foundation for this major project is being built on time and that the cargo terminal, at which the containers arrive by ship, can be constructed.

In Ruppur, around 180 kilometres to the west of Dhaka, the first national nuclear power plant is to secure energy supplies in Bangladesh from 2023. The main reason for selecting Ruppur is the Padma River, which will supply the cooling water for the planned power plant.

"The requirements and degree of complexity are particularly challenging. We are delighted that we were able to tip the scales with our expertise in global infrastructure projects and win the tender," explained Ina Munteanu, project manager at thyssenkrupp Infrastructure.

With a total of three vibration units and over 1,200 tonnes of ASF anchor piles with a diameter of 64 centimetres and a thickness of 90 millimeters, the experts at thyssenkrupp Infrastructure are making a major contribution to the construction of the foundations. The vibrators are a muller MS-50 H3 with MS-A420 V and a muller-100HHF with MS-700 V for installing pipe lengths of 17 metres and a diameter of 630 and 1020 millimetres. In order to get the even larger up to 37 metre long pipes with a diameter of 1420 millimetres into the almost impenetrable subsoil, an even more powerful vibrator was needed.

"Sand is one of the trickiest of soils. So, only our muller MS 210 HHF with MS-A 1150 V was suitable for the large pipes. The vibrator is one of the most powerful in the industry," noted Munteanu. In addition to commissioning the vibrators on site, the experts at thyssenkrupp Infrastructure provide technical advice throughout the entire project. An important step for the project was the design for the anchoring of the ASF piles for which engineering office did all the work and designed a protected solution.

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