Published on: July 4, 2021



What is in news : Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu

Details :

  • 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