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 Russia ships second steam generator for KNPP 4th unit
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Russia ships second steam generator for KNPP 4th unit

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Chennai, Oct 4 :  Atomenergomash, machine building division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, has shipped the second steam generator for the 1000 MW Unit-4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

A Rosatom statement here today said it would reach India using multi modal transport--from Volgodonsk by road and water transport to Saint-Petersburg port, then by water transport through Baltic and Mediterranean seas, Suez Canal, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The length of the route is 21,000 km with complex logistics.

In the nuclear power plant heat is removed from the reactor core by coolant, which passes through the core. This thermal energy is used to produce water steam in the steam generator.

''Steam’s mechanical energy is supplied to the turbine generator where it goes into electricity,'' it added.

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is the technical consultant and main equipment supplier to the KNPP, which was being constructed within the scope of 1988 Russian-Indian agreement.

In October 2013, the Unit-1 of the KNPP was connected to the southern power grid and the Unit-2 in August 2016.

The 1,000 MW Unit-3 and Unit-4 were under construction. The contracts for construction of Unit-5 and Unit-6 have been signed and the preparatory works are in progress. (UNI)