Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
15-December-2011 18:19 IST
Reactors Purchased from Russia
Vodo Vodyanoi Energetichesky Reactors (VVER) of one thousand megawatt each for installing them in Kudankulam, Tamilnadu have been purchased from Russia. Both are being set up in technical cooperation with Russian Federation.

While the design and supply of major equipment are in the Russian scope, construction, commissioning and some of the suppliers are in Indian scope. The final agreement in this regard was signed on July 24, 2001.

Any reactors to be set up in the country with foreign technical cooperation should meet the safety norms prescribed by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in India. The VVERs meet both the Russian and Indian regulatory requirements on safety. VVERs being set up at Kudankulam also meet IAEA safety requirements.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Dr. Ram Prakash in Rajya Sabha today.