Russia’s integrated nuclear power company, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, on Thursday said it has started shipping pipe spools of the main coolant pipeline (MCP) for the fourth 1,000 MW atomic power plant unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
In a statement, Rosatom said an MCP set comprises 16 pipe spools. The total weight of the shipment is more than 347 tons, and the net weight is about 253.5 tons.
“During the month of August, the entire set will be shipped from Petrozavodsk to Saint Petersburg sea port, via motor transport, for loading onto a ship,” it said.
The distance from Petrozavodsk in Russia to the construction site of Kudankulam is about 10,000 km.