The provisional acceptance certificate of Unit No.2 of Kudankulam NPP has been signed between ASE Engineering Company JSC (Engineering Division of ROSATOM) and NPCIL, the operating organization of India. It means that the annual guarantee operation period of the unit has been started. For NPCIL this is a starting point for the unit to be transferred to the commercial operation. Today, power unit No.2 of Kudankulam NPP is ensured by guarantee obligations of the general designer and equipment suppliers from Russia presented by ASE Engineering company. It means that in case of any failures or technical defects connected with the obligations fulfillment by ASE at Unit No.2, non-compliances in the equipment operation will be eliminated by the Russian party. This liability period will last till 30.03.2018 after which the Final acceptance certificate of Unit No.2 by the operating organization is to be signed.
“Kudankulam NPP project is a harmonic combination of traditional active and passive safety systems. A number of systems complied with post-Fukishima IAEA requirements have been implemented at the NPP”, - the vice-president for projects in South Asia of ASE Engineering Company JSC, Andrey Lebedev informed. - Particularly, the guarantee operation demonstrates absolute trust on the part of the Indian partners in the Russian nuclear technologies”.
Start of the guarantee operation means a successful completion of all required works and tests at the unit. The plant has already generated billions kilowatt-hours of electricity to the national power grid of India and its future contribution to stable and reliable power supply of the country can hardly be overestimated.