India’s Kaiga nuclear power plant creates world record for continuous operation


India’s Kaiga nuclear power plant creates world record for continuous operation

A 220 Megawatt (Mw) unit of India’s indigenously-developed Kaiga atomic power station in Karnataka has created a world record for continuous operation.

Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) is operated by state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). The unit registered 941 days of continuous operation, surpassing the earlier world record of 940 days held by Heysham-Unit 2 of the United Kingdom.

State-owned power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) had built and supplied the complete main plant equipment including the 220 MW Steam Turbine Generator set and all the four Steam Generators of the unit.

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