Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 reactor achieves criticality

The 700 MWe Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 (KAPP-3) reactor located in Gujarat achieved criticality today.

The KAPP-3 and 4 reactors are of the Mark V category of Indian pressurized heavy water reactor design. The reactors are equipped with improved safety features and steam generators. Currently, the commissioning of power supply, various service systems, various pumps, etc., has been completed and further erection and commissioning activities are in progress towards commencement of hydro test of primary heat transport system.

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