The Russian Federation and the Republic of India have signed a framework agreement for construction of the third phase of Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NN5-6 power units) in India.
A document was signed on Thursday by JSC Atomstroiexport, a company affiliated with Rosatom State Nuclear Corporation, and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), within the framework of an official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“We have reiterated out collective plans to erect in India at least 12 power units made upon Russian design, what will significantly contribute to the implementation of plans for nuclear energy development in the country,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said following Russia-India negotiations held at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held on these days.
Power unit I of Kudankulam nuclear power plant has already been put in operation. In late January 2017, the NPP’s unit II has reached 100% of its capacity.