Russian automated control systems to arrive in Kudankulam from 2018

Russian automated control systems to arrive in Kudankulam from 2018

The automated control systems for two nuclear power plants in Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam will start arriving to India from Russia 2018 onwards, the Russian State Nuclear Corporation (Rosatom) said. Automated control systems are key components needed to ensure the safe operation of the nuclear power plant. They include a range of special tools for safety and regular operation mode maintenance.
These systems for the 1,000 MW units – 3 and 4 would be manufactured by a Rosatom affiliate — Automated Control Systems. According to a statement by the Russian company an agreement to supply automated control systems was signed between Rosatom-Automated Control Systems and Atomstroyexport — the latter responsible for nuclear power plant construction.
The agreement said that the equipment supply for Kudankulam units 3 and 4 would begin in 2018 and 2019, respectively. After that the installation and setup would begin. “All the software and hardware tools are to be manufactured at Russian factories. That’s the distinguishing aspect of the contract. The project is a vivid example of localisation of innovative production,” Andrey Butko, CEO of Russian-Automated Control Systems said. Read More…

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