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Kudankulam units 3 & 5 hit construction milestones

Kudankulam units 3 & 5 hit construction milestones

Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro has completed on schedule the installation of the 'dry shield' for the reactor pressure vessel of unit 3 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant under construction in in Tamil Nadu. Separately, Russia's Atommash has announced the start of manufacturing a set of steam generators for unit 5 at the same plant.

New Nuclear 10 August 2020


Kakrapar 3 achieves first criticality

Kakrapar 3 achieves first criticality

Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in the Surat district of the Indian state of Gujarat has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time. It is the country's first indigenously-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactor to reach the commissioning milestone. Loading of fuel into the reactor's core was completed in mid-March.

New Nuclear 22 July 2020


Indian firm completes ITER cryostat manufacture

Indian firm completes ITER cryostat manufacture

Indian company Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering Ltd has completed the final segment of the ITER cryostat, bringing to an end an eight-year work programme. Work on the cryostat will now continue at the ITER site in southern France where the sections will be assembled, sited and welded over the next four years.
 

New Nuclear 07 July 2020


Atomenergomash completes components for Bangladesh, India projects​

Atomenergomash completes components for Bangladesh, India projects​

Russia's AEM Technologies has made its first batch of piping valves for Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant, Atomenergomash has announced. Meanwhile, another Atomenergomash subsidiary - OKB Gidropress - has shipped components for the reactor control and protection system for India's Kudankulam 4.

New Nuclear 02 June 2020


Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

India should aim to at least double the present proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power plants by 2030, but should for the time being adopt "home-grown" 700 MWe heavy water reactors for its nuclear expansion programme, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

Nuclear Policies 09 March 2020


India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

Russia and India are discussing the construction of power plants in Africa as the next stage in their cooperation in nuclear energy, the Indian ambassador to Moscow, Venkatesh Varma, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti last week. They could replicate the Rooppur project in Bangladesh, he reportedly said.

Nuclear Policies 27 January 2020


India plans to build new sodium plant

India plans to build new sodium plant

A foundation stone laying ceremony at the Baroda heavy water plant in India has marked the inauguration of a new facility that will allow the country to produce high purity sodium metal on an industrial scale. India up to now has imported the material, which is used in fast breeder reactors.
 

Corporate 16 January 2020


RPV and core catcher shipped to Kudankulam 4

RPV and core catcher shipped to Kudankulam 4

The reactor pressure vessel and the core catcher for Kudankulam unit 4 under construction in India have been loaded on to a cargo ship in the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The shipment of equipment - 9000 cubic metres in total - is the thirteenth for unit 4, Rosatom said, on a route spanning 15,000 kilometres.

New Nuclear 23 December 2019


Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

A new-generation core catcher has been installed at Kudankulam unit 3 which is currently under construction in India, Russia's AtomStroyExport has announced.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Kudankulam cyberattack no threat to plant operations, minister confirms

Kudankulam cyberattack no threat to plant operations, minister confirms

Indian Minister of State Jitendra Singh confirmed to the country's parliament this week that a cyberattack discovered in September at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant had been limited to the plant's administrative network.

Regulation & Safety 22 November 2019