TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) have signed a complement settlement to the gasoline provide contract, aimed on the implementation of a complete engineering undertaking, together with introduction of the brand new TVS-2M nuclear gasoline and elongation of the gasoline cycle from 12 to 18 months for each working VVER-1000 reactors of Kudankulam NPP.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the biggest nuclear energy station in India, located within the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Compared to the UTVS gasoline mannequin, which is presently provided to Kudankulam NPP, TVS-2M gasoline assemblies have an a variety of benefits making them extra dependable and cost-effective. First, it’s the rigidity of a bundle: due to the welded body, the gasoline assemblies within the reactor core retain their geometry, the spacer grids defend gasoline rod cladding from fretting put on (stopping from depressurization), and the extra spacer grid makes gasoline assemblies extra vibration-resistant. Secondly, the brand new gasoline has elevated uranium capability – one TVS-2M meeting accommodates 7.6% extra gasoline materials as in comparison with UTVS.
“Everything that we provide to our Indian companions is targeted on acquiring extra financial advantages from nuclear energy models operation. The effectivity is achieved as a result of elevated uranium content material in a gasoline bundle, decreasing the quantity of spent nuclear gasoline and growing period of the gasoline marketing campaign from three to 4 and a half years,” commented Natalia Nikipelova, President of TVEL JSC.
Earlier, TVEL Fuel Company efficiently carried out comparable undertaking of alternative UTVS with TVS-2M gasoline and an extension of the gasoline cycle from 12 to 18 months at Tianwan NPP in China.
(Source: Rosatom – Image: Kudankulam NPP)
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