New Delhi, August 19 - Neftegaz.RU.
The supplies of the reactor plant main equipment for the 3rd unit of Kudankulam NPP in India
were completed. According to Andrey Lebedev, the VP of ASE for projects in India, all main equipment items located on the red line of the reactor pit installation have been supplied.
This is packaged equipment of the molten core catcher, embedded parts of the reactor pit, dry protection, heat-insulation of the cylindrical shell/barrel, truss buckstay, reactor vessel. A thrust truss and devices for neutron flux monitoring chambers allocation are expected to be delivered by the next shipload.
“Taking into account that 4 steam generators, a pressurizer, main coolant pipelines, a bubbler were delivered earlier, generally ASE
has completed the procurement of the containment equipment for power unit №3 to ensure uninterruptible and continuous operation for the reactor plant construction which is on the critical path of the Project”, Lebedev mentioned.
In October 2013 Unit №1 of Kudankulam NPP was connected to the southern power grid. In August 2016 Unit №2 was connected to the power grid. Units №. 3, 4 of Kudankulam NPP are under construction. The contracts for construction of Units №. 5, 6 have been signed and the preparatory works are in progress.