Kudankulam Could Work on Next-gen N-fuel

The Russian-built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu could, in the near future, will be operating on the newer generation TVS-2M fuel assembly, which offers increased uranium capacity, improved heat reliability and enhanced operational safety, a senior Russian official has said.
Currently, the first two 1,000 MW units are operational at Kudankulam. Four more are in the pipeline.
According to Grigoryev, the only restriction on supplying the advanced nuclear fuel assemblies is the existing agreement over the UTVS fuel now being supplied.
TVEL accounts for around 17% of the global nuclear fuel market.
The company supplies fuel worldwide for research, transport and commercial power reactors.
TVEL's fuel development programmes for Russian-designed VVER light water reactors in Russia and abroad aim to increase their service life and cost-effectiveness.

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