The branch of FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF – NIIIS named after Y. Sedakov (a Rosatom company) successfully completed the acceptance, functional and integration tests of Electrical Equipment I&C sections in the scope of Operator Control Hardware (OC HW) for Kudankulam NPP Unit 4.
The representatives of the customer, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India LTD (NPCIL), Overall I&C Supplier (RASU JSC), General Contractor (ASE JSC), the authorized organization of the General Contractor (VPO ZAES) and NPP General Designer (Atomenergoproekt JSC) were involved in the tests.
At the same time, Indian specialists audited Operator Control Hardware (OC HW) of Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4. The audit was conducted following the Working Procedure for Independent Verification and Validation.
“The NPCIL representatives confirmed that the Operator Control Hardware (OC HW) was ready to be shipped to Kudankulam NPP Unit 4 site. All the acceptance tests and audit were successful and no comments were identified. NIIIS specialists already started packing the equipment and after the final acceptance inspection it will be shipped to India”, says Dmitry Kukushkin, Head of Kudankulam NPP I&C Project Office, RASU JSC.
Under its contract with ASE JSC, RASU JSC is responsible for the overall supply of the main I&C systems for Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4.
Kudankulam NPP is a VVER-1000 nuclear power plant located in Tamil Nadu state in the south of India. Kudankulam NPP Unit 1 has been steadily operating at the design capacity level of 1000 MW since February 2016. Unit 2 was connected to the national grid of India on August 29, 2016. The general framework agreement was signed with Rosatom on the construction of Units 3 and 4 in the spring of 2014. In June 2017, the Engineering Division of Rosatom State Corporation and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India LTD signed an agreement on the construction of the third stage (Units No. 5 and No. 6) of the Kudankulam NPP.
Branch of FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF – NIIIS named after Y. Sedakov is a modern research and production complex with its own R&D, technology and pilot production facilities, computation and test centers for radio- and microelectronics. The Institute was established in 1966. It is located in Nizhny Novgorod.
Rusatom Automated Control Systems JSC (RASU JSC) is part of Rosatom State Corporation. The company is the single integrator of I&C, Electrical Engineering and Nuclear Instrumentation areas. RASU JSC is responsible for implementation of a comprehensive program aimed at substitution of imported electronic components for NPP I&C systems. The company accumulates the long-term experience of Rosatom’s enterprises in development of automated control systems and comprehensive electrical engineering solutions.