Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) officials question the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on the delivery of nuclear power plant components from Russian Rosatom for four plants being installed at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu .
Russian integrated nuclear player Rosatom is supplying four 1,000 MW reactor elements to NPCIL, which is installing four nuclear power plants in Kudankulam.
The NPCIL is to organize ships to bring reactor components from Russia to India.
Following the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the United States, United Kingdom and other Western countries imposed economic sanctions on Russia.
Speaking to IANS, a senior NPCIL official who chose anonymity said the shipping industry was affected by the conflict.
The official also said that Rosatom would inform about the items that can be withdrawn from Russia and that the ships would be organized accordingly.
Sources close to the NPCIL told IANS that Western vessels may not be available to transport the cargo from Russia to India, and the option is to search for vessels from China or other countries.
Questions from IANS sent to Rosatom South Asia Marketing (India) on the matter went unanswered.
Indian nuclear power plant operator NPCIL is currently constructing four nuclear power plants (units 3, 4, 5 and 6) with a capacity of 1,000 MW each at Kudankulam.
Already, two 1,000 MW plants (units 1 and 2) are operational in Kudankulam.
The six units are built with Russian technology and equipment provided by Rosatom.
Major equipment for the construction of the 3rd and 4th units arrived in Kudankulam from Russia. A significant number of component supplies for the 5th and 6th units come from Russia.
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