The engineering division of Russian energy infrastructure firm Rosatom reported that it has supplied crucial reactor plant equipment needed for the Kudankulam nuclear power project project in India.
The equipment sections supplied to the project include molten core catcher, embedded parts of the reactor pit, dry protection, heat insulation, truss buckstay and reactor vessel. A thrust truss and devices for neutron flux monitoring chambers allocation are expected to be delivered by the next shipload.
“Taking into account that four steam generators, a pressurizer, main coolant pipelines, a bubbler were delivered earlier, generally JSC ASE has completed the procurement of the containment equipment for power unit No.3 to ensure uninterruptible and continuous operation for the reactor plant construction which is on the critical path of the Project,” Andrey Lebedev, vice president for JSC ASE EC for projects in India, said in a statement.
JSC ASE EC is the engineering division for Rosatom, Russia’s state corporation focused on nuclear energy projects.
Kudankulam Units 3 and 4 are being constructed in Tamil Nadu state as part of a long-term Russian-Indian agreement. Construction began on the first units in 2002.
Unit 1 was connected to the grid in 2013 and Unit 2 three years later. Together they have about 1,900 MW in generational capacity.
Units 3 and 4 are currently under construction . The contracts for construction of Units 5 and 6 have been signed and the preparatory works are in progress.