On December 28, the twenty-second and twenty-third batches of equipment for Kudankulam NPP that is under construction in India were loaded on board the COMBI DOCK I marine vessel.
“The year was not an easy one, however, we never stopped working and it allowed us finishing the loading in accordance with the schedule. In December there is usually a shortage of marine vessels of the required tonnage, but the Customer provided one large vessel and both equipment batches were loaded on one ship”, said Vladimir Angelov, Director for projects in India.
This shipment of unprecedented volume - 9503 m3 - includes the equipment indented for Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4. Long manufacture cycle equipment for Unit 3 includes load and service trolleys that are parts of the polar crane; equipment for Unit 4 includes transportation lock; equipment intended for both Units includes heat exchangers and locks, air systems of passive heat removal system (PHRS) and fuel pond racks. Among other equipment for both Units are pumps, valves, tanks, pipelines, metal doors, electrical connection modules, filters, evaporation plant equipment, low voltage complete devices cabinets.
The departure of the vessel is scheduled for 29 December; the estimated time of arrival in India is the third decade of January 2021.