On November 13, the MV Janis vessel set course for India carrying equipment for Kudankulam NPP Units 3 and 4. This is the twentieth consignment for the NPP & the cargo volume is 7100 cubic.meters. The cargo that is being shipped for Unit 3 includes polar crane equipment - crane rail, anchor rods and loading device. The equipment being shipped for Unit 4 includes thermal insulation, hydroaccumulator and supporting elements of passive emergency core cooling system, housings and air locks of passive heat removal system and bus ducts. For both Units 3 and 4, the vessel took aboard transportation air lock equipment, pumps, sealed penetrations, valves, pipelines, hydraulic sluice of the fuel pool. The equipment will arrive in India in December 2020.
Power units No 3 and 4 are the second stage of Kudankulam NPP constructed under AES-92 design with VVER-1000 (V-412) reactor type. The technical solutions implemented in Kudankulam design characterize further evolutionary development of NPPs with high power VVER reactors and transition to creation of a new, reliable, safe and feasible power unit. New power units of Kudankulam NPP comply with the most up-to-date safety requirements of IAEA. The developer - the technical customer of the facility - is Nuclear Power Corporation of India. The general designer and supplier of equipment is ASE EC JSC.