India, Russia to sign an agreement on new power units for the KNPP

At the beginning of 2016, Russia and India are planning to sign a general framework agreement for the construction of 5th and 6th power units of the Kudankulam NPP, a source at the Russian company Atomstroyexport told journalists.

At the beginning of 2016, Russia and India are planning to sign a general framework agreement for the construction of 5th and 6th power units of the Kudankulam NPP, a source at the Russian company Atomstroyexport told journalists.

“The General Framework Agreement will be signed early next year,” said the source.

Russia, in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement of 1988, and supplemental agreements thereto, since 1998 has been building the Kudankulam NPP in India. The first power unit of the plant is by far the most powerful and safest in India, fully complying with the very latest modern security requirements. The unit was hooked up to the national power grid of India in 2013. In late 2014, it was officially handed over to the Indian side to start its one-year warranty operations period.

In the spring of 2014, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement on the construction of the second stage (the third and fourth power units) of the nuclear power plant, and in December of that year ─ the documents were signed giving permission to start construction.

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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