At the upcoming summit on October 5, India and Russia set to adopt a “plan of action” to expand partnership in the field of nuclear energy, The Economic Times reports.
According to the official sources, the document will center on the second construction site for the Russian NPP in India, as well as the localization of NPP component production within the framework of the “Make in India” program and the strengthening of cooperation on the operating nuclear power plant in Kudankulam.
The implementation of the “action plan” in the field of nuclear energy cooperation was one of the key topics on the agenda during the recent visit of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to Moscow last week. To date, Russia is the only country that builds nuclear power plants in India, The Economic Times highlights.
The construction of the Kudankulam NPP, which is one of the largest nuclear power plants in India, is being carried out by Russia’s Atomstroyexport. According to the project, the power plant will include six VVER-1000 reactors with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW each.
The first power unit of the station was synchronized with the national power grid five years ago and now is generating electricity. The second unit with a capacity of 1000 MW for the first time reached its limit in 2016. At present, power units No. 3 and No. 4 of the Kudankulam NPP are being built.