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Russia ships out equipment for Kudankulam NPP 4th unit

Atomenergomash, a machine-building division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, manufactured and shipped out a set of equipment for Unit 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India.

The equipment includes Moisture Separator Reheaters (MSR-1000-1). Totally, there will be four sets of Moisture Separator Reheaters, two sets have already been shipped.

Moisture Separator Reheaters, manufactured by ZiO-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Atomenergomash, are designed to remove water condensed from the process stream to maximize thermal efficiency and reliability of the low-pressure turbine.

The weight of the separators is 47 tonnes; height is around six metres and diameter is four metres. Product lifetime is 30 years.

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The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is jointly constructed by Rosatom and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). Atomenergomash is the supplier of the main equipment for the reactor and turbine islands. The design and construction work on the site are being performed by ASE Group of Companies, an engineering division of Rosatom.

The KKNPP Unit 1was synchronized with the southern power grid in October 2013. The KKNPP Unit 2 was grid-connected in August 2016.

Rosatom brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations, including the world’s only nuclear icebreaker fleet, and has the world’s largest portfolio of nuclear power plant construction projects abroad (36 nuclear power plants units in 12 countries), the second largest uranium reserves globally. It ranks fourth in uranium production and covers 17% of the global nuclear fuel market.

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