Rosatom begins construction of the sixth power unit of the Kudankulam NPP in India

The Russian state corporation Rosatom officially started the construction of power unit № 6 of the Kudankulam NPP through the first concreting in the foundation slab of the reactor building on 20th of December, 2021.

The Russian Federation is one of India’s key partners in the sphere of development of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Russian specialists are building the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project with VVER-1000 reactors in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. At the first block of the station energy production began in 2013, then in the summer of 2016 block №2 was put into operation. In 2017, the construction of the third and fourth blocks of the nuclear power project began. The construction of the fifth power unit started in the summer of 2021.

The power units of the Kudankulam NPP are powerful and meet the latest IAEA safety standards.