Representatives of ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) signed a joint statement on final takeover of unit- 1 of the kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) on April 5, 2017.
By signing the document, the Russian and Indian sides confirmed fulfillment of all warranty terms and obligations of the contractor (ASE Group of Companies) for the construction of the Unit 1, said a press release.
"The warranty period run showed reliable and safe operation of Unit-1. Thus, the Indian side confirms that ASE Group of Companies, which is general contractor, has fulfilled all its tasks in full and accurately,” said Andrei Lebedev, Vice President of ASE for projects in South Asia.
"Onwards operation of unit- 1 is totally within the responsibility of the Indian side,” he added.
The commercial operation and the warranty period of Unit -1 of KKNPP started in December, 2014.
On March 30, 2017 joint protocol on provisional acceptance of Unit-2 of the kudankulam power Plant was signed, which marked the start of its commercial operation.