Published on: July 4, 2021
KUNDANKULALAM POWER PLANT
unutterably What is in news : Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu
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- This development is a significant step in bilateral relation between both the countries.
- Rosatom (a Russian company) is providing technology to construct the Kudankulam plant.
- This plant has six units each having 1,000 MWe generation capacity.
- It is going to be India’s first light water reactor.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP)
- KKNPP is the single largest nuclear power station in India.
- It is situated in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
- It is scheduled to have six VVER-1000 reactors with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity.
- It has been built in collaboration with Atomstroy export, the Russian state company and NPCIL.
- Unit 1 and 2 have started generating electricity
- Unit 3 and 4 are under construction