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Bangladesh, India sign cooperation agreements

Located in: Nuclear Policies

10 April 2017

Hasina_Modi_April_2017_(MEA)-48Three nuclear energy agreements between Bangladesh and India, including one regarding nuclear power projects in Bangladesh, have been signed during an official visit by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to New Delhi.

Russia hands over responsibility for Kudankulam 1

Located in: Corporate

06 April 2017

Russia's ASE Group and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd have announced the "final acceptance" of unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The two sides signed a joint statement yesterday confirming that ASE had met its contractual obligations to its customer for the Kudankulam 1 construction project.

Kudankulam 2 enters commercial operation

Located in: New Nuclear

03 April 2017

Kudankulam 1 and 2 48The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has today signed an agreement provisionally accepting Kudankulam unit 2 from its Russian suppliers and thus marking the unit's entry into commercial operation.

Kudankulam unit 2 reaches 100% capacity

Located in: New Nuclear

23 January 2017

Unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has for the first time reached 100% of its operating capacity. ASE Group said yesterday the milestone had been achieved during the night of 22 January, following the successful completion of physical tests at the 90% capacity level and the relevant permission from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Body of India had been received.

Worldwide nuclear capacity continues to grow in 2016

Located in: Nuclear Policies

03 January 2017

Global nuclear generating capacity increased slightly in 2016 to 391.6 GWe net, up from 382.2 GWe at the end of 2015, according to data from the World Nuclear Association. Construction of three large reactor projects also started during 2016, while three units were permanently shut down.

Kudankulam II project launched

Located in: New Nuclear

17 October 2016

Putin and Modi - Oct 2016 - 48India and Russia have officially launched the second phase of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant under construction in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by Rosatom as part of an intergovernmental agreement signed between Moscow and New Delhi in 1998.

Iran and Russia celebrate start of Bushehr II

Located in: New Nuclear

12 September 2016

Bushehr 2 and 3 stone laying - 48The first foundation stone for units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has been laid in a ceremony held at the construction site in southern Iran.

Second Kudankulam unit connected to grid

Located in: New Nuclear

30 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 and 2  - 48Unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been connected to the electricity grid. It becomes India's 22nd operating power reactor.

India and Russia celebrate commissioning of Kudankulam 1

Located in: New Nuclear

10 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 inauguration - 48Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today inaugurated unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Together with J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, where the plant is based, the two leaders conducted the inauguration via a video conference.

First criticality for Indian reactor

Located in: New Nuclear

11 July 2016

Kudankulam_2_startup_(NPCIL)-48Kudankulam unit 2 has achieved first criticality. India's 22nd nuclear power reactor is expected to be synchronized to the country's southern grid within 30 to 45 days.


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