India’s watchdog gives OK for second stage of nuclear power plant
The corresponding decision was made on June 19.
Earlier head of AtomStroyExport (ASE), Valery Limarenko said that Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to start first pour of concrete for the units of the second line in late June-early July. ASE is part of Rosatom.
The Kudankulam NPP is being built with Russia's technical assistance under the inter-governmental agreement signed in 1988.
In 2014, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement for construction of the second stage, including the third and fourth units of the power plant.
The plan is to put the units into service in 2021-2022.
Also, the parties reached an agreement in December 2014 to construct at least 12 nuclear power units in India. ■