Vadim Khlivenko, Deputy Director for Projects in India, Head of Construction Division of Rosatom Engineering Division at Kudankulam NPP Construction Site, said:
- The installation of the core catcher in the design position is an important step of the NPP construction
- It is a unique system of NPP projection and the 1st large-size equipment item that is installed in the reactor building
- Currently core catchers are installed at all the NPPs constructed under Russian designs
The case of the device weighs over 160 tons.
A heavy-duty crane was used for its installation.
Kudankulam NPP is being constructed in Tamil Nadu state of India within the scope of Russian-Indian agreement.
Power units № 3,4 and 5,6 are the 2nd and the 3rd stages of Kudankulam NPP constructed under AES-92 design with VVER-1000 (V-412) reactor type.
New power units of Kudankulam NPP comply with the most up-to-date safety requirements of IAEA.
Currently, power units № 1,2 of Kudandulam NPP are operating at the capacity established by the operation schedule.