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`Kudankulam N-project to be ready by 2007'

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Kudankulam, (Tirunelveli), Dec. 16

THE Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will be ready for operation much before the scheduled date of completion, according to its Director, Dr S.K. Agrawal.

Addressing a team of mediapersons from Madurai on a visit to the project site at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district today, Dr Agrawal said that the construction works at the Indo-Russian joint venture for a two unit 1000 Mwe each nuclear power station is progressing at a faster pace and both the units would be ready for operation by 2007.

The first unit would be ready by March 2007 and the second by September 2007, clearly ahead of the scheduled dates by nine and fifteen months respectively.

The responsibility of entire plant design and the manufacturing and supply of all equipments, training of manpower for operation etc lies with the Russian side and the construction of infrastructure, contract management, erection, commissioning of equipments etc lies with the Indian side, undertaken by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

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