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India started construction of Kudankulam NPP Unit 6 in collaboration with Russia

Today Russia is leading in new nuclear construction abroad. ROSATOM holds 1st place in terms of the number of simultaneously implemented nuclear reactor construction projects (3 units in Russia and 35 abroad at various implementation stages)

India started construction of Kudankulam NPP Unit 6 in collaboration with Russia

New Delhi, December 22 - Neftegaz.RU. The main construction period of the Kudankulam NPP Unit 6 was officially launched in India through the 1st concreting in the foundation slab of the reactor building.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the largest nuclear power station in India.
The developer - the technical customer of the facility - is Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
The general designer and supplier of equipment is Russia´s ASE EC.

Andrey Lebedev, ASE Vice-President for Projects in India and Prospective Projects pointed out:
  • The 1st 2 NPP power units are demonstrating the sustainable operation at the nominal power level
  • The power units of the 2nd stage are being constructed, namely the works are underway at Unit 3 to prepare for installation of the reactor pressure vessel
  • In June of this year, the 1st concrete was laid at the power unit № 5, and on December 20, the 1st concreting was launched at the power unit № 6
  • The 3rd stage of the Kudankulam NPP relating to the main construction period will provide additional power capacity to ensure the industrial and commercial development of businesses in India
  • Moreover, it will promote more confidence in our friendly countries’ prospects to expand peaceful nuclear cooperation by using the most advanced projects of high-capacity nuclear power units of the Russian design
The equipment required for the top-priority installation at Units 5&6 is being supplied now and the construction process is being supported by the working documentation.

New power units of Kudankulam NPP comply with the most up-to-date safety requirements of IAEA.

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