PM congratulates Indian nuclear scientists
New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian nuclear scientists for achieving criticality of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to our nuclear scientists for achieving criticality of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3! This indigenously designed 700 MWe KAPP-3 reactor is a shining example of Make in India. And a trailblazer for many such future achievements!”
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) is situated near the city of Vyara in Gujarat. The atomic power plant consists of two 220 MW pressurised water reactor with heavy water as moderator (PHWR).
KAPS-1 went critical on 3 September 1992 shortly after which it began commercial electricity production the following year. KAPS-2 attained criticality in September 2018. The construction of units 3 and 4 started in November 2010 with KAPS-3 achieving criticality in 2020.