Russian diplomat calls talks with Syrian opposition 'constructive'Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 21:52
WADA welcomes Putin’s statement urging Russia to heed demands of McLaren reportSport March 01, 21:27
Moldova’s president initiates process of national reconciliation over TransnistriaWorld March 01, 21:14
Russian Foreign Ministry: Any sanctions against Syria to weaken anti-terrorist frontRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 21:05
Russia rejects Al Jazeera’s report on alleged cooperation with terrorists in AfghanistanRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 20:04
Moldova’s government recalls ambassador to RussiaWorld March 01, 20:02
OSCE envoy says Contact Group discussed recognition of DPR, LPR documents by MoscowWorld March 01, 20:00
Russian senator believes European Parliament’s resolutions on Syria not to solve crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 18:56
Dire Straits Experience to kick off their 2017 world tour in RussiaSociety & Culture March 01, 18:48
NEW DELHI, October 30, 10:19 /ITAR-TASS/. Planned tests continue on the first power unit of the main subject of Russian-Indian nuclear energy cooperation - the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, after the NPP’s connection to the power grid, a source close to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India told Itar-Tass.
“After the successful series of required tests, during the second synchronisation there was a planned shutdown of the turbine to check the equipment,” he said. “The unit’s reactor capacity is kept at five percent (about 160 MW).”
According to him, “after the required checks are completed, the turbine will be started-up again, and the generator will be connected to the grid.” “All the works on putting the unit into operation are carried out under the strict supervision of the Indian regulatory authority in this sphere (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board),” he added.
India plans to build by 2017 a total of 19 nuclear power units with the total capacity of 17.4 thousand megawatts, eight of which will be built with the participation of other countries. In particular, it plans to build with Russia’s technical assistance the third and fourth power units at the Kudankulam NPP with the capacity of 1,000 megawatts each. The start-up of the first unit of the Kudankulam NPP is to be carried out in the near future, the construction of the second power unit is almost completed. The plant will supply electricity not only to the Tamil Nadu state, but also to the entire south India.
In 2010, Russia and India signed a roadmap, which envisages serial construction in India of 14-16 NPP power units under Russian projects.