NPCIL's second nuclear power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance

A policeman walks on a beach near Kudankulam nuclear power project (photo: Reuters)

The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited.

The unit's restart date was however, not mentioned.

The first unit that was shut down on August 1 for annual maintenance is expected to restart on November 5.

Similarly the first 220 MW unit at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) which was shut down on January 30 for annual maintenance is expected to restart power generation on November 18.

The KNPP which is in Tirunelvelli about 650 km from here and the MAPS in Kalpakkam near here are owned by atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

The NPCIL has two 1,000 MW nuclear power plants at KNPP built with Russian equipment.

 


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