KKNPP’s Unit III foundation likely by July

The ASE Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, on Monday announced that the foundation of the Unit III of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), will be laid by the end of June or beginning of July.
KKNPP’s Unit III foundation likely by July
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“Since the foundation of Unit III will be laid at the end of June or beginning of July, we believe it will take us approximately one year between the foundation and start of construction of each following units,” ASE Group president V I Limarenko told a select group of media persons here. 
The ground-breaking ceremony for construction of Units III and IV was performed on February 17 last year. On June 1, India and Russia signed an agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for construction of Units V and VI of the project. Limarenko said the company plans to sign the contract for the design work and supply of equipment for Units V and VI in the next few months. 
“These are contracts related to design work and supply of equipment,” Limarenko said on the side lines of AtomExpo 2017 organised by Rosatom. He hoped that Units III, IV, V and VI will be constructed smoothly one by one. 
“More than that, we expect a proposal from the Indian side for another site where we can construct six more power units. And so, we believe that in all, 12 units will be constructed,” he said. Limarenko further said up-to-date technology was being used for complete safety of the Rooppur nuclear power plant of Bangladesh.

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