Russia ships second steam generator for Kudankulam

24 October 2019

Russia's state-run State Atomic Energy Corporation, which has been contributing significantly in the development of India's nuclear power units, has shipped the second steam generator for the development of unit-4 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.

Rosatom's machine building division, Atomenergomash, has delivered the heat exchange equipment, which will reach India using multi-modal transports.

The set of equipment for one power unit of a nuclear plant of this type includes four steam generators. The diameter of steam generators is over 4 m, length 15 m, and the generator's weight is 340 tonnes.

The Kudankulam project is being jointly constructed by Rosatom and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

Kudankulam, one of the nuclear power projects in the country, is scheduled to have six Russian VVER-1000 reactors with an installed capacity of 1,000MW each. While Kudankulam unit-1 was connected to the southern power grid in October 2013, unit-2 was linked to the grid in August 2016. Unit-3 and unit-4 are under construction. The contracts for the construction of unit-5 and unit-6 have been signed and the preparatory works are in progress.