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Rosatom installed core melt localization device at Unit 4 of Kudankulam NPP (India)

The power plant will have a combined capacity of 6000 MW upon commissioning of its 6 units

Rosatom installed core melt localization device at Unit 4 of Kudankulam NPP (India)

New Delhi, April 9 - Neftegaz.RU. The case of the core melt localization device or the so-called core catcher has been installed in the design position under the reactor pit of power unit № 4 of Kudankulam NPP which is under construction in India under VVER-1000 Russian design.

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
Core melt localization device is unique equipment developed by Russian nuclear experts, it is one of the most important NPP safety systems.
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.

Source : Neftegaz.RU

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