Second unit of KKNPP resumes operations

By PTI Published on Jul 23, 2018 10:27 AM IST

Tirunelveli: The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant (KKNPP) today resumed operations after being shut for maintenance for nearly five months.

The generation touched 250 MW in the first stage and would be increased step by step, a plant official said.

The unit remained shut for 152 days to facilitate routine maintenance work, he said.

Unit-2, a 1000 MWe VVER (water-cooled water-moderated reactor), belongs to the Pressurised Water Reactor category.

It began commercial operations on March 31 last year. The KKNPP, an Indo-Russian joint venture, is located at Tirunelveli district in Tamilnadu.