Marking a major milestone in India’s clean energy drive, the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) has successfully installed the reactor vessel for its Unit 4. This accomplishment, announced by Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, paves the way for significant progress in this Indo-Russian collaborative project.
The reactor vessel, weighing over 317 tons, is the heart of the nuclear steam generation system. Its installation signifies the completion of a crucial stage in Unit 4’s construction and paves the way for further equipment setup. Now, focus will shift to installing components essential for the plant’s operation, bringing KKNPP closer to its full potential.
Situated in Tamil Nadu, KKNPP is India’s largest nuclear power plant and stands as a testament to the strong technological and energy partnership between India and Russia. With Unit 4 nearing completion and agreements signed for additional units, KKNPP is poised to play a pivotal role in securing India’s clean energy future.
The Kudankulam nuclear power plant is a project of Indo-Russian technology and energy cooperation, showcasing the strong partnership between the two nations. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, the plant is already home to two operating units with a combined capacity of 2,000 MW. Unit 4, along with Units 5 and 6 currently under construction, are expected to add another 4,000 MW to India’s power grid when completed.