ASE Group of Companies, a sister concern of Russia's state nuclear power corporation - Rosatom and Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCI) signed a general framework agreement on the construction of the third phase of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu of India, said a press statement of Rosatom.
Valery Limarenko, president of ASE group of companies, and Satish Kumar Sharma, chairman and managing director of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India signed the general framework agreement during the18th India-Russia annual summit held in Saint-Petersburg of Russia.
The agreement stipulates the construction of two Russian-designed power units, No. 5 and No.6 at the Kudankulam NPP site.
India with the assistance from Russia has already constructed and commissioned power units No. 1, No. 2 in the first phase and started implementation of construction of power unit No. 3 and No. 4 in the second phase of Kudankulam NPP.
All the power units of the project are with Russian VVER 1000 technology, which fully satisfies the requirements of up-to-date regulatory and technical documents of Russia, IAEA and is certified for compliance with European Utilities Requirements (EUR).
Earlier on December 5, 2008 Russia and India signed an inter- governmental agreement on cooperation in construction of additional power units of the nuclear power plant at the Kudankulam site, as well as in construction of nuclear power plants of Russian design at new sites in India.
Rosatom has been engaged in Bangladesh to construct a 2400 MW nuclear power plant in Rooppur.