Construction works on for 3rd and 4th units at KNPP

Construction works on for 3rd and 4th units at KNPP

Construction works for the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, for which India recently signed a deal with Russia, have commenced, said Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Director Sekhar Basu.

Russia and India signed an agreement for building the third and fourth units of the KNPP at a cost of Rs 33,000 crore.

A general framework agreement was signed between the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) with representatives of Russian-based Rosatom.

Basu also told reporters at Chennai airport that the power production from the second unit is expected to start in another eight months.

This was confirmed by Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal in the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Thursday.

He also said that the first unit has reached production of 1,000 MW power.
According to NPCIL sources the first unit will start operating commercially by August end.

The commercial operation of the country’s first 1,000 MW multi-crore atomic power plant  once again jumped target by a month to August.

India’s atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is setting up two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu at a total cost of over Rs 17,000 crore.

The first unit attained criticality in July 2013, which is the beginning of the fission process.

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