Kudankulam NPP (India)
In the south of India Atomstroyexport JSC successfully constructs Kudankulam NPP with two power units with reactor plants VVER-1000. The plant is constructed within the framework of implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement and a Supplement to it dated 21.06.1998. The customer is Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
The first group of Russian specialists commenced the work at the NPP construction site in October 2002. According to the contracts the scope of obligations of Atomstroyexport JSC includes development of working, start-up and adjustment and operational documentation, design supervision for NPP buildings and structures construction; supply of equipment and materials from Russia and third countries; technical support during the NPP erection and commissioning; training of Indian operational and maintenance personnel in Russia.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
NPP-92 design applicable at Kudankulam NPP was developed by Atomenergoproject Institute (Moscow) on the basis of serial power units, which have been operated in Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe for a long time. The main distinctive feature of the design is application of updated equipment and introduction of additional passive safety systems in combination with active traditional and new systems enhancing the plant’s safety.
The reactor plant is in double containment which prevents radioactivity emission in the environment, and protects the reactor plant from natural and man-made external impacts such as an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, blast wave, airplane crash, etc.