Rosatom starts construction of units 5 and 6 of KNPP

Russia’s Rosatom has started the construction of unit 5 of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited’s (NPCIL) Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu.

The first concrete pouring into the foundation plate of the reactor building of unit 5 was done on June 29, 2021, as a part of the official ceremony. With the concrete pouring, the official commencement of the main stage of the nuclear power plant stage-3 construction was commemorated. NPCIL and Rosatom are building six power reactors of 1,000 MW each at KNPP, India’s largest nuclear power generation park. Units 1 and 2 have already been commissioned and unit 3 and 4 are scheduled to be completed by 2026-27.