Kudankulam to match World's Biggest N-Plant

With foundation set to be laid for Units 3 and 4 and MoUs to be signed for Units 5 and 6, Kudankulam is well on its way toward joining the list of biggest nuclear power plants in the world. With six units and a capacity of 6,000 MW , the Tamil Nadu plant is set to become similar to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Zaporizhia plant situated in Ukraine and supplying half that country's power is the world's fifth largest nuclear plant and Europe's largest nuclear plant with six units of a total gross capacity of 6,000 MW.
All reactors in Zaporizhia are pressurized light water nu clear reactors or VVER like those present in Kudankulam 1 and 2.
As of now Kudankulam with a capacity of 2,000 MW is at the 10th place in the world in terms of nuclear power capacity.  Meanwhile, Unit 2 re-attained criticality last night and will restart power generation by Friday night.
Among states, Maharashtra has four reactors with a total capacity of 1,400 MW , and Rajasthan has six reactors with a total capacity of 1,180 MW .Karnataka has four reactors with a capacity of 880 MW , and Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have two reactors each with a total capacity of 880 MW .

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