The Second unit of India’s Kudankulam Nuke Plant, built with Russian assistance for the first time reached 100% power level recently. Earlier it was operating at 90% power level.
Currently, after the power unit has reached the nominal power level, it is planned to perform comprehensive dynamic tests for 15 days.
The tests will confirm the design parameters of the power unit main system and its dynamic stability in certain modes of disturbance of normal operation, said a press release.
On 29 August 2016 Kudankulam NPP unit No 2 constructed with the technical assistance of Russia’s ASE Group of Companies was connected to the power grid of India.
Physical start-up of the unit commenced on 11 May 2016 when the first fuel assembly was loaded into the reactor. Loading of 163 fuel assemblies was successfully completed on May19, 2016. All the works were conducted jointly by Indian and Russian specialists in automatic mode in strict compliance with the schedule and safety regulations.
АSE Group of Companies, engineering division of Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation – ROSATOM.
ASE group of Companies is one of the world leaders in nuclear power engineering and holds over 30% of the global NPP construction market. The group has representative offices, branch offices and operational offices in 15 countries around the world, with almost 80% of its portfolio coming from projects abroad.
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh is being constructed by ASE.