Kudankulam first unit started generating its full capacity

The first unit's reactor of Kudankulam NPP in India that had tripped on January 15 and had been re-started on January 18, started generating its full capacity, a source informed about the Indian nuclear industry communicated to RIA News.

The first unit's reactor of Kudankulam NPP in India that had tripped on January 15 and had been re-started on January 18, started generating its full capacity, a source informed about the Indian nuclear industry communicated to RIA News.

Last week due to an external cause - the switching of the power supply mode — the transformer on the NPP 's first unit disconnected and the automatic protection system was activated. At the time of the shutdown all the equipment was in working order and operating normally. On Sunday, the first unit's reactor was restarted.

According to the reports from the site, today the first unit of NPP Kudankulam started generating its full capacity. Works are carried out in normal mode without any deviations. In the second unit the containment testing is under way, - the agency's interlocutor said.

Today the first unit of the NPP is the most powerful and safe in India and meets the latest safety standards. The unit was connected to the national grid of India in 2013. The start of the second unit is expected in spring 2015.

NPP Kudankulam is being built with the technical assistance of the Russian Federation in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement of 1988 and the addenda of 1998. Last spring, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement on the construction of the second stage of the NPP (the third and fourth blocks), and in December - the documents allowing to begin the construction.

During the visit of the Russian President to India in December, the strategic document was signed providing for the construction of at least 12 nuclear power units based on Russian design in India in the near future.

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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