On September 07, 2020, a vessel with consignment No. 18 for Kudankulam NPP left for the port of Tuticorin in India. This consignment with volume about 5,000 m3 is special as almost all of it consists of oversized or superheavy cargo.

MS Mont Blanc took aboard a trestle crane, a transportation lock, the main coolant pipeline, a shock absorber of the container section of the fuel pool, a hydroaccumulator of the additional system of core passive flooding, a lock trolley with a railway, a hydraulic sluice of the fuel pool, the fourth steam generator for Unit 4 and the turbogenerator stator, the total weight being 1,802.38 tons.

Arrival of equipment in the Indian port is expected in early October 2020.

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Power units No 3,4 and 5,6 are the second and the third stages of Kudankulam NPP constructed under AES-92 design with VVER-1000 (V-412) reactor type. The technical solutions implemented in Kudankulam design characterize further evolutionary development VVER-reactor NPPs of high power and transition to creation of a new, reliable, safe and feasible power unit.

New power units of Kudankulam NPP comply with the most up-to-date safety requirements of the IAEA.

The developer - the technical customer of the facility - is Nuclear Power Corporation of India. The general designer and supplier of equipment is ASE EC JSC.

Currently, power units No. 1, 2 of Kudandulam NPP are operating at the capacity established by the operation schedule.

The radiation level at Kudankulam NPP and its location area corresponds to the level of normal operation of power units and does not exceed natural background values.