Ku­danku­lam NPP: Sec­ond unit is now syn­chro­nised with the grid

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

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.”

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