Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), Tamil Nadu

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), Tamil Nadu

Recently Russia’s state-run Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom has started the construction work of Unit 6 of KNPP.

  • When six units of the power plant are operational, it will have a combined power generation capacity of 6000 MW.
  • Russia is building the KNPP under the 1988 Inter-Governmental Agreement and subsequent agreements in 1998 and 2008.
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear plant in India to use imported PWR (Pressureed Water Reactor) technology.
  • Existing nuclear power plants in India use pressurized heavy water reactor or boiling water reactor technology.
  • It is being developed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).

Source – The Hindu

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