Second Kudankulam nuclear unit to enter commercial operation in Dec

 The second unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in December 2016, according to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). The unit with the Russian-designed VVER-1000 reactor was synchronized with the southern grid on August 29 and is generating about 245 MWe. The connection of the second unit brings India’s installed nuclear generating capacity to 6,780 MWe.
Construction of second unit was completed in July 2015 and was loaded with its first fuel in May 2016. Following the completion of safety tests, it was attained on 10 July. Kudankulam first unit achieved first criticality in mid-2013, was connected to the grid in October 2013 and entered commercial operation in December 2014.
Two further VVER-1000s are planned for construction at Kudankulam under Russian-Indian framework agreement signed in 2014. Excavation works for Kudankulam units 3 and 4 are in progress. According to Atomstroyexport, first concrete for the new units will be poured in March 2017. By 2022-2023, the power production would commence in these two units.
A total number of 12 power units are scheduled to be built in India upon the Russian projects. 4 or 8 of them will be constructed at Kudankulam site. The Kudankulam units are India’s first pressurised water reactors to enter operation and are the largest reactors in the country.
Two VVER-1000 reactors were supplied by Russia’s Atomstroyexport under a Russian-financed contract. The two Kudankulam units have been built by NPCIL and also commissioned and operated by NPCIL under IAEA safeguards, with supervision from Russian specialists. Enriched uranium fuel for the entire life of the plant is to be supplied by Russia.

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Second Kudankulam nuclear unit to enter commercial operation in Dec

 The second unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in December 2016, according to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). The unit with the Russian-designed VVER-1000 reactor was synchronized with the southern grid on August 29 and is generating about 245 MWe. The connection of the second unit brings India’s installed nuclear generating capacity to 6,780 MWe.
Construction of second unit was completed in July 2015 and was loaded with its first fuel in May 2016. Following the completion of safety tests, it was attained on 10 July. Kudankulam first unit achieved first criticality in mid-2013, was connected to the grid in October 2013 and entered commercial operation in December 2014.
Two further VVER-1000s are planned for construction at Kudankulam under Russian-Indian framework agreement signed in 2014. Excavation works for Kudankulam units 3 and 4 are in progress. According to Atomstroyexport, first concrete for the new units will be poured in March 2017. By 2022-2023, the power production would commence in these two units.
A total number of 12 power units are scheduled to be built in India upon the Russian projects. 4 or 8 of them will be constructed at Kudankulam site. The Kudankulam units are India’s first pressurised water reactors to enter operation and are the largest reactors in the country.
Two VVER-1000 reactors were supplied by Russia’s Atomstroyexport under a Russian-financed contract. The two Kudankulam units have been built by NPCIL and also commissioned and operated by NPCIL under IAEA safeguards, with supervision from Russian specialists. Enriched uranium fuel for the entire life of the plant is to be supplied by Russia.

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