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An extension to the 2008 intergovernmental agreement between India and Russia on the construction of stages II and III of the Kudankulam NPP in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was signed recently during a two-day visit to India by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-strengthen-nuclear-cooperation-11512634

A new protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was signed during a two-day visit by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev to the Indian plant.

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-boss-optimistic-about-expanding-nuclear-co

The reactor vessel for Kudankulam unit 4 has been lifted into its design position at the construction site in Tamil Nadu, Rosatom announced.

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Pressure-vessel-in-place-at-Indian-plant

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 4 of the Kudankulam NPP under construction in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India with the assistance of Rosatom. The RPV installation was carried out using open top technology, which had already been used at Kudankulam 3. This involves installing reactor components through the open dome, which significantly reduces the time required for the operation. Preparation was carried out in record time, according to Rosatom. In the morning the equipment was transferred to a vertical position, then the crane lifted it to a height of 50 metres and lowered it into the reactor building. Installation of key equipment such as steam generators, the main circulation pumping units and the pressure compensator will now begin.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-pressure-vessel-installed-at-kudankulam-4-11474284

Manufacturing and testing of prototype first wall panels for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion machine has been successfully completed, says St Petersburg-based JSC NIIEFA - part of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-ready-to-mass-produce-first-wall-panels-for

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during a five-day visit to Russia, signed agreements with Russia for additional units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The agreement was signed following a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Industry & Trade Denis Manturov.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-agree-to-expand-kudankulam-11408394

Installation of a reloading machine is underway at the construction site of unit 1 at Russia’s Kursk-II NPP. It is designed to perform transport and technological operations related to the reloading of nuclear fuel in the core of the VVER-TOI reactor as well as absorber rods of the control and protection system and hermetic canisters. The machine will also monitor the tightness of the fuel cladding during reloading and auxiliary operations to ensure safety of the process.

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreloading-machine-installed-at-unit-1-of-russias-kursk-ii-npp-11317776

The reactor vessel has been installed at unit 7 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. Russia is constructing two VVER-1200 reactors as units 7 and 8 of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-in-place-at-Tianwan-7

Pilot industrial operation of new nuclear fuel for VVER-1000 reactors with a second-generation anti-debris filter ADF-2 has been completed at unit 1 of Russia’s Rostov NPP. A pilot batch of 12 TVS-2M fuel cassettes with anti-debris filters of an improved design was loaded into the reactor core in 2018. It has now successfully completed the full operating cycle for VVER-1000 fuel assemblies.

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-completes-tests-of-tvs-2m-nuclear-fuel-11159931