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Works on the installation of the dome over the 3rd power unit of the Indian nuclear power plant Kudankulam, which are being carried out with the participation of Rosatom, have been completed

Works on the installation of the dome over the 3rd power unit of the Indian nuclear power plant Kudankulam, which are being carried out with the participation of Rosatom, have been completed

The lower and upper parts of the 281-ton dome of the 3rd power unit of the Indian nuclear power plant Kudankulam were pre-assembled at the plant, and only after that it was raised to a 62-meter height. Recently, the dome was erected with a Liebherr LR 11350 high-capacity crane, which took about one hour and fifteen minutes.

As noted in the Russian "Rosatom", thanks to the pre-assembly of the dome, it was possible to significantly save time during construction and installation work by almost a month.

We share not only our own experience and technologies with our partners, but we also train them, fulfilling all our obligations under the project. All this gives us confidence in the quality of the services and products we provide, building trusting partnerships and, at the same time, remaining a world leader in the field of nuclear energy.

Andrey Lebedev, vice-president of the engineering division of the state corporation Rosatom, emphasized.

The Kudankulam nuclear power plant, located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu in India, is a joint nuclear power project between India and Russia. Its construction began in 1998. At the moment, the Indian State Atomic Energy Corporation is working on the construction of water-cooled power reactors. The rated electric power of each of them is 1000 MW. Completion of Units 3 and 4 is expected to take place in 2023. Commissioning of the 1st and 2nd power units took place in December 2014 and April 2017, respectively.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 2 December 2022 13: 46
    Rosatom is ahead of the rest of the planet. Here is Kireenko for you, Kindersurprise - Kindersyurprise. Rosatom saved and multiplied.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 2 December 2022 14: 16
      Well, in general, Kiriyenko preserved industry in general in Russia. If it wasn't for him, she wouldn't have been around for a long time. And the country would no longer exist, respectively. Rosatom is the world's richest business structure producing real products. The capitalization of Western corporations is much higher, but all this is virtual money for nothing. And every ruble and dollar of Rosatom is provided with real iron. There is no one in the world even comparable to Rosatom.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 2 December 2022 14: 22
        And my plant made turbines for Kudankulam!
        (Kaluga Turbine Plant)
        1. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 3 December 2022 09: 15
          The fact that your plant is working is just great. It gives hope...
  2. Bingo
    Bingo 2 December 2022 13: 51
    And 16 years have passed since the signing of the first agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant between the USA and India) They were going to build over 60 units, but did not start any wink
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 2 December 2022 13: 51
    Who is who, and the Indians are well aware of the value of nuclear energy.
  4. Corrosion inhibitor
    Corrosion inhibitor 2 December 2022 14: 13
    Does anyone know how many nuclear power plants are in India? ... Thank you in advance for your response.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 2 December 2022 16: 22
      According to Wikipedia, 22 blocks (the article was written before the launch of Kudamkulam)
      1. Corrosion inhibitor
        Corrosion inhibitor 2 December 2022 16: 34
        Thank you. ... Significant amount.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 December 2022 14: 47
    Rosatom ranks second in the world in terms of uranium reserves and fifth in terms of production, fourth in the world in the production of nuclear energy, controls 40% of the world market for uranium enrichment services and 16,3% of the nuclear fuel market
  6. Tests
    Tests 2 December 2022 15: 19
    Bingo, the first Indian reactors at nuclear power plants were built and put into operation by General Electric either in 1969 or in the 1970s. And plutonium in India began to be produced with the help of the United States and Canada, in 1974 they conducted a test of a thermonuclear charge.