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Kudankulam 2 nuclear unit to begin commissioning “soon”

MOSCOW– Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom said the second unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India will be commissioned soon.
 
During a press conference at the 7th ATOMEXPO 2015 in Moscow, First Deputy General Director K.B. Komarov said the 1,000-MW unit will be commissioned soon, but did not give an exact date. The dummy fuel assemblies in the second unit will be removed soon and the uranium fuel assemblies are expected to be loaded in about two months, according to officials with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and Rosatom.
 
The first pour of concrete for the third and fourth units is also scheduled to happen soon. The first 1,000-MW unit started commercial operations in 2014.
 
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