Kudankulam-1 commercial operations pushed back to January 2015

The launch of commercial operations of the first unit of India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) built by Rosatom has been delayed until mid-January 2015 from late December as was earlier planned.

The launch of commercial operations of the first unit of India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) built by Rosatom has been delayed until mid-January 2015 from late December as was earlier planned, Nikolay Drozdov, director of the Russian nuclear power corporation’s department for international business, said at a forum Wednesday.

The unit was shut down in September for diagnostics and repairs of its turbine generator.

The decision to delay the unit’s launch was made by the Indian side, Drozdov said.

Rosatom’s unit Atomstroyexport has been building the Kudankulam plant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu under a contract signed in 1988. The plant's first unit was launched in July 2013, while construction of the second unit is currently at the final stage.

First published by TASS 

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