November 30, 2022

In order to increase the effectiveness of the reactors at the Kudankulam power project, Russia

has supplied new technology and solutions for the nuclear fuel cycle of India’s atomic power plants.

Alexander Ugryumov, senior vice-president for research and development at TVEL, the fuel

branch of the Russian government’s Rosatom enterprise, introduced the new technology while

taking part in a conference in Hyderabad. According to Rosatom, these methods can improve

the performance of the Kudankulam VVER-1000 reactors that are now operational and those that

are still being built.

The Kundankulam power facility in Tamil Nadu now has two 1,000 MW pressurised water reactors of Russian design that are in operation, and four more are being constructed there.