India’s first 700 MW nuclear reactor at Kakrapar (KAPS 3) completes its First Fuel Load
The first criticality of India’s first 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) is expected at the end of April this year.
India’s atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) built four 700 MW PHWRs -two each at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Gujarat and Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in Rajasthan.
The KAPS-3 is expected to start commercial operations in July or August this year.
Concrete was first poured in November 2010 for the 3rd unit at KAPS and in March 2011 for the fourth unit.
Thr work at the 7th and 8th units (700 MW) at RAPS are also progressing well with the commissioning activities going on.
IYGN congratulates all scientists and engineers who are the part of this historical moment.