11.12.2018_No245 / News in Brief

India’s Kaiga-1 Has Set Record For Continuous Operation, Says NPCIL

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11 Dec (NucNet): The Kaiga-1 nuclear power unit in India has reached 941 days of continuous operation, surpassing the world record of 940 days held by the Heysham A-2 unit in the UK, the National Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd said.

According to NCPIL, Kaiga-1 began its period of continuous operation on 13 May 2016.

Kaiga-1, which began commercial operation in December 2000, is one of four indigenously developed 202-MW pressurised heavy water reactor units at the Kaiga nuclear station in southwest India.

The units are all of a type that can be refuelled while remaining online.

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