Russia, which is building the 6,000-mw Kudankulam nuclear plant, plans to raise localisation to more than 50 per cent for the upcoming units at the Tamil Nadu plant from the present 20 per cent levels.
Rosatom, the Russian partner for state-run Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL), is supplying the water-water energetic reactors (VVER reactors), for the Kudankulam nuclear plant, which currently generates 2,000 mw (2x 1,000 mw).
"Already, two units of 1,000 mw each have been commissioned and the next two are under-construction. These units have around 20 per cent localisation," consul general of Russian Federation in Mumbai Andrei Zhiltsov told
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