OREANDA-NEWSThe Atomic Energy Corporation of India (NPCIL), a customer for the construction of a nuclear power plant being built by the Russian side, is discussing the possible replacement of turbine equipment from Power Machines by Alexei Mordashov. New Delhi offers Rosatom to replace it with products from Japanese manufacturers. This was reported to the Russian media by two sources close to the participants in the negotiations between the countries.

The Indian side expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of the turbines and generators supplied by Power Machines for the turbine section of the already constructed units of the Kudankulam NPP, one of the interlocutors said. But we aren't talking about replacing the supplier of turbines for the Kudankulam blocks under construction (six blocks should be built in total, two are now ready), since all the equipment for them has already been contracted. The requirement concerns a new nuclear power plant with six units, the construction of which is also provided for by an intergovernmental agreement and should be completed by 2034.

India hasn't chosen a site for the new nuclear power plant yet, this issue is planned to be discussed at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which will be held in September in Vladivostok. This was recently reported by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.

At the Kudankulam NPP site, all six units will be equipped with Power Machines equipment. The third and fourth units of Kudankulam NPP Rosatom plans to put into warranty operation in 2023–2024, and begin to build the fifth and sixth in 2019–2020. The projects of all six blocks of the station are identical. Russia will provide India with a loan for ten years in the amount of $ 4.2 billion for the construction of the last two blocks.