India Takes Control of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

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India has taken over full operational control of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) from Russia.

India signed a joint statement with Russia on the final takeover of the unit, formally marking the full transition.

With the deal, the Russian and the Indian sides have confirmed fulfilment of all warranty terms and obligations of the contractor (ASE Group of Companies) for the construction of Unit 1.

The warranty period run showed reliable and safe operation of Unit 1. Thus, the Indian side confirms that ASE Group of Companies, which is a general contractor, has fulfilled all its tasks in full and accurately.

The commercial operation and the warranty period of Unit 1 started in December 2014. The warranty is typically for one year, which ended in December 2015.

However, the final takeover agreement was delayed to ensure the reliability of the plant and equipment as this is the first of a series of six reactors.

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