India and Russia sign agreement and protocol on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

The Indian government has signed a general framework agreement and a credit protocol with its Russian counterpart for setting up units 5 and 6 of the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu. The nuclear power units of 1,000 MW of capacity each will be built by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Russia’s Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Rosatom, the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex. In a separate development, NPCIL has restarted the operations of the second 1,000 MW unit of the KNPP in Tamil Nadu. The unit was shut down in early May 2017 due to water and steam leakage.

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