Kudankulam NPP: Second unit is now synchronised with the grid
An official ceremony dedication of Kudankulam NPP Unit-2 to Indo-Russian friendship and cooperation and laying of foundation concrete of Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4 in India - the first and most important nuclear facility constructed by Russian and Indian parties jointly - was started within the framework of the BRICS summit in October 2016. Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu is being constructed with technical assistance of ASE Group of Companies. President of ASE Group of Companies, Valery Limarenko, said, “Today we are handing over the second power unit of Kudankulam NPP for operation. Our unified Russian-Indian team did an excellent job.” Currently, the Indian party completed necessary preparatory works in order to start the construction of 3, 4 power units of Kudankulam NPP within the framework of its own obligations. As per reports, with foundation set to be laid for Units 3 and 4 and MoUs to be signed for Units 5 and 6, Kudankulam is well on its way toward joining the list of biggest nuclear plants in the world. With six units and a capacity of 6,000 MW it is set to become similar to the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, Europe’s largest nuclear plant.
Rosatom opens regional centre in Mumbai
At a ceremony to mark the opening of a regional centre of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation in India, Aleksey Pimenov, the Regional President of Rosatom South Asia, said, “To increase the state corporation’s market presence, it was decided to open a regional centre in Mumbai.”