Work at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 begins

Work at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 begins


Work at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 begins

 

New Delhi:  Construction work for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu has started. The project with a capacity to produce 1,000 megawatt is coming up in collaboration with Russia. According to Andrey Lebedev, vice-president for projects in South Asia, “This moment - the pouring of first concrete - marks the starting points of the NPP power units construction period that is defined in the contractual obligations." The ceremony of pouring concrete into the foundation slab of the reactor compartment of Kudankulam NPP Unit No 3 was held yesterday. Currently, construction works are under way, the foundation pit is being excavated and a new administrative building has already been constructed. ASE has started the supply of design documentation, equipment and materials, a statement of ASE said. On June 1, during the 18th Annual Russian-Indian Summit in Saint-Petersburg, ASE Group of Companies and Nuclear Power Corporation of India signed General Framework Agreement for the construction of Kudankulam NPP third stage in Tamil Nadu. The intergovernmental credit protocol was also signed under which Russia had extended a credit for the delivery of equipment and documentation for the construction of the NPP third stage. The agreement envisages the construction of Kudankulam NPP power units 5 and 6 under Russian design. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is being constructed in Tamil Nadu within the scope of the Russian-Indian agreement. ASE Engineering Company JSC is a part of Rosatam, the Russian counterpart of India's Department of Atomic Energy.

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