Russian nuclear specialists have completed the construction of the first nuclear power station "Kudankulam" in India. It should solve the problem of shortage of electricity in the southern states. From day to day will begin loading nuclear fuel into the reactor.
NPP "Kudankulam" is being built in India under the agreement of 20 November 1988 and amendments thereto dated June 21, 1998. Customer — The Indian Atomic Energy Corporation. In 2002, under the control of the Russian company "ASE" started construction. During the first stage is almost completely built two power units with VVER-1000 reactors with total capacity of 2,000 MW.
The first power plant "Kudankulam" was planned at the end of 2011. The reason for postponing the protests were mostly locals who are opposed to nuclear power, concerned about developments in the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" in Japan, which in March last year, an accident caused by the earthquake and tsunami. In mid-October last year, the crowds of protesters blocked leading to the NPP "Kudankulam" road and all approaches to it and do not let the engineers and builders complete the construction of the object. In March, the government of Tamil Nadu, in which the station is being built, has decided to resume construction of nuclear power plants "Kudankulam" despite the protests.
Indian authorities say that nuclear power is needed to meet the growing needs of the country's electricity.
"Station" Kudankulam "the beginning of the physical start of which is scheduled for September 12, has a number of technical solutions that allow us to speak of it as one of the safest nuclear power plant in the world" — said Kvasha.
NPP "Kudankulam" being built in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with technical assistance from Russia. Already constructed the first two power stations, signed a letter of intent providing for the construction of the third and fourth units.
"The station is equipped with a passive heat removal system, which allows for stress conditions cool the steam automatically, without human intervention, the system does not require electricity. Other words, this system eliminates the repetition of the situation that occurred at the nuclear power plant" Fukushima "- told Kvasha.
He also noted that nuclear rectors set traps melt, which contain elements of slowing down, and in emergency situations do not allow the melt to get into the soil and the environment. "There is also capacity for emergency cooling water that comes into play, if due to any accident spilled water from the primary circuit and the staff suddenly fail protection system. Reactor protected dual containment, passive-quick boron injection pressure" — said the agency.
All stations are equipped with power units of advanced diagnostic systems that prevent abnormal situation before it started. Nuclear reactor plant is protected from the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and hurricanes.
According to Russian experts, provide technical assistance in the construction of NPP "Kudankulam", the station is able to cope with any emergency situation until the fall of her plane.
Among the innovations used in the construction of the station, Kvasha called modern system of fish protection. "As the water from the sea for cooling circuit, this system allows you to return back to the sea unharmed to 95% of fish and other sea creatures, including plankton," — he added.