31 May 2023 17:59

Rosatom this year could transfer pre-feasibility study for low-capacity NPP in India

MOSCOW. May 31 (Interfax) - Rosatom state nuclear energy corporation plans this year to coordinate the nuclear power plant's technical configuration with the Indian client, as well as transfer the pre-feasibility study for the low-capacity NPP to the client, Atomenergoprom said in its annual report.

"There are plans in 2023 to coordinate with the Indian side the NPP's technical configuration in India and transfer the pre-feasibility study for the low-capacity NPP," according to the annual report regarding plans to promote small-capacity NPPs abroad.

Moreover, the company noted that it plans to complete the pre-feasibility study for a low-capacity NPP for Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, respectively.

As previously reported, India could also be interested in another Russian-designed large NPP. Russia is waiting for the Indian government to take a decision on the allocation of a second site for serial construction of a Russian-designed NPP in addition to the Kudankulam NPP, Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told reporters in mid-April.

"For our part, we are prepared for serious expansion of cooperation with the Indian side in all promising avenues in the area of the peaceful use of nuclear energy," Manturov said at the time.

Rosatom is constructing the Kudankulam NPP in India. The first and second generating units have already been built.

"Generating units 1 and 2 have already produced 77 billion kWh of electricity. We supply nuclear fuel on a regular basis for the two operating generating units of the Kudankulam NPP with VVER-1000 reactors. In June 2022, Rosatom supplied a new type of nuclear fuel for these units to India for the first time. Construction of units 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam NPP is progressing well," Manturov said.