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Russia: India 'very satisfied' with Kudankulam nuclear plant - Rosatom CEO Kirienko to Putin01:21

Russia: India 'very satisfied' with Kudankulam nuclear plant - Rosatom CEO Kirienko to Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 12, 2016 at 17:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

Rosatom CEO Sergei Kirienko reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the construction process of the joint Russian-Indian project of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power, in Moscow, Monday.

"On August 29, the second unit was launched. The power ascension is in progress at the current moment. Moreover, we are now actively working on the third and fourth units," he stated, before adding that "with our Indian partners we have come to an agreement and we are ready to sign a contract on the fifth and sixth units in autumn."

Kirienko went on to speak on the technical features of the project, stressing that Russian site "managed to improve the technical characteristics: efficiency is 2.5 percent higher, capacity is 2.5 percent higher and availability factor has been improved by eight percent which turned out to be higher that initially stipulated in the contract."

The plant, situated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was built using the joint expertise of Russian and Indian specialists. The first unit was launched by Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video link on August 10. The project signifies a milestone in the long-term cooperation between Russia and India in the field of nuclear power and is the biggest Russian-Indian project in energy.

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Rosatom CEO Sergei Kirienko reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the construction process of the joint Russian-Indian project of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power, in Moscow, Monday.

"On August 29, the second unit was launched. The power ascension is in progress at the current moment. Moreover, we are now actively working on the third and fourth units," he stated, before adding that "with our Indian partners we have come to an agreement and we are ready to sign a contract on the fifth and sixth units in autumn."

Kirienko went on to speak on the technical features of the project, stressing that Russian site "managed to improve the technical characteristics: efficiency is 2.5 percent higher, capacity is 2.5 percent higher and availability factor has been improved by eight percent which turned out to be higher that initially stipulated in the contract."

The plant, situated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was built using the joint expertise of Russian and Indian specialists. The first unit was launched by Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video link on August 10. The project signifies a milestone in the long-term cooperation between Russia and India in the field of nuclear power and is the biggest Russian-Indian project in energy.

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