OMK Chelyabinsk Supplies 300 Tonnes of Steel to Kudankulam NPP
The Chelyabinsk plant of the United Metallurgical Company OMK in 2020 produced and shipped more than 300 tonnes of products from high-alloy stainless steel grades to JSC Atomstroyexport for the project for the construction of India's largest nuclear power plant Kudankulam. Basically, this is a complex supply of piping systems, consisting of assembly units blocks, fittings and elements of a support-suspension system with quality assurance categories that require the constant presence of the customer's specialists and their control after each operation with the products. The products will be used for the construction of auxiliary pipelines of the second and third safety class in the reactor buildings of the third and fourth power units of the NPP.
In 2021, the Chelyabinsk enterprise OMK will supply ASE for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant with more than 200 tons of products. Taking into account close cooperation with the OMK plant, ASE agreed with the Indian Atomic Energy Corporation to send its quality specialists to Chelyabinsk in the first quarter for long-term work in order to optimize the delivery time and process, and significantly increase the production rate of parts for nuclear power plants. Previously, ICAEL inspectors came to receive products two or three times a month. This greatly reduced the pace of production, since without the approval of the representatives of the Indian customer it was impossible to proceed to the next operations with the products. The constant presence of Indian quality specialists in the workshops of the enterprise will allow establishing uninterrupted production of products.
Kudankulam is the largest nuclear power plant in India, located in the south of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Power units No 3, 4 and No 5, 6 are the second and third stages of the Kudankulam NPP, built according to the NPP-92 project with a VVER-1000 V-412 reactor plant. The new power units of the Kudankulam NPP comply with the most modern IAEA safety requirements.