India and Russia signed an agreement on the third stage of Kudankulam nuclear power plant construction
India and Russia on Thursday concluded a much-awaited pact for setting up the last two units of the Kundankulam nuclear power plant with Moscow’s help in Tamil Nadu after overcoming initial hurdles to finalise the strategic deal.
The manufacture of the nuclear reactor and steam generators for the sixth unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in India has started in Volgodonsk, Russia, at the facility of Atommash, a subsidiary of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to an official statement.
The government of Myanmar has signed various Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for cooperation in training and skill development in the field of atomic energy, and shaping positive public opinion on nuclear power in the Southeast Asian nation, according to a Rosatom statement earlier this week.
Scientists from India announced last week that they have successfully extracted uranium from natural seawater.
Foreign Secretary of France, Christian Masset, today said the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project was important for his country and its work would start by the next year.
Construction of Units 5 and 6 at the India’s largest nuclear power plant at Kudankulam has reached implementation stage as Russian ASE Group of Companies (a part of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) inked three main contracts for the construction of new units.
Even as India is awaiting its Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam to achieve criticality, it is undertaking research and development work on a wider scale to develop technologies for the third stage of its nuclear power programme – that is to develop Thorium-fuelled Advanced Heavy Water Reactors (AHWRs).
The nuclear waste generated in India is stored in specially engineered structures with bore-wells, in accordance with the guidelines of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Metal structures for the inner containment dome of the second unit at the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh were installed at the construction site in Rooppur, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.
The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has assured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of its complete cooperation in the task of ensuring the safe operation of Ukrainian nuclear facilities in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.