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Home Plants Under Construction Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS)
Location : Kudankulam, District : Tirunellveli-Kattabomman, Tamil Nadu State.
Unit NumberReactor TypeCapacity (MWe)Schedule Date of Commercial OperationExpected Date of Commercial OperationPhysical Progress
Major Milestones
ActivityUnit No.Completion
Start of Commercial Operation2 -
Unit Comprehensive test (Phase-C4 commissioning)2 -
Power startup (Phase C1, C2, C3 commissioning)2 -
Syncronisation of Turbo-Generator2 Aug-2016
Attainment of First Criticality and Low Power Tests (Phase-B2 commissioning)2 July-2016
Sub-criticality tests (Phase-B1 commissioning)2 June-2016
Fuel loading2 May-2016
Pre-service inspection of NSSS equipment (Phase-A4 commissioning)2 Apr-2016
Removing of dummy fuel from RPV2 Sep-2015
Hot run of Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) (Phase A-3 Commissioning)2 Apr-2015
Individual function test of equipment / systems (phase A-1, commissioning)2 Jan-2015
Containment pressure boundary test (Phase A-2 Commissioning)2 Feb-2014
Hydro test & circular flushing of primary circuit2 July-2014
Commissioning of Compressors2 Dec-2010
Reactor Checkup and Assembly for "Stage Hydraulic Test"2 Jan-2014
Dummy fuel loading2 July-2013
Spillage to open reactor2 Apr-2013
Putting Turbine on Barring Gear in TB2 June-2015
Pre-stressing of RB Inner Containment (IC) Dome2 July-2009
Commissioning of Trestle Crane2 Mar-2010
Commissioning of DM Plant2 Apr-2009
Charging of Reserve Power Supply System (RPSS)2 Sep-2011
Commissioning of 220 KV GIS System2 Nov-2008
Erection of Turbine & Generator2 Aug-2010
Erection of NSSS Equipment & pipelines (MCP)2 Apr-2009
Construction of Outer Containment (OC) Dome2 Oct-2008
Construction of RB Inner Containment (IC) Dome2 July-2008
Commissioning of Polar Crane2 Dec-2007
Construction of Main Control Room and Auxiliary Building (up to 22.8 M) 2 Oct-2006
Construction of Emergency Power Supply and Control Building 2 Sep-2008
Construction of Turbine Building up to 36.5 M Including Crane beam.2 Jan-2007
Construction of Primary Containment of RB Wall upto 43.9M2 Nov-2005
Construction of Switchyard Control Building2 Oct-2004
Construction upto RB + 5.4 Slab 2 Dec-2003
Completion of RB 0.00m Slab2 June-2003
Completion of RB Foundation Slab2 Sep-2002
First Pour of Concrete2 July-2002
Ground Break2 Sep-2001