Kundankulam project official promoted as Executive Director

Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project’s (KNPP) Site Director R.S. Sundar has been promoted as Executive Director (Operations-Light Water Reactors), a Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) official said on Friday.

Sundar will take charge as the Executive Director in February 2017 at the NPCIL headquarters in Mumbai, the official told IANS, preferring anonymity.

With the NPCIL in the process of setting up more light-water reactors, Sundar will oversee their operations and report to Director (Operations).

It is not known who will succeed him at KNPP.

India’s nuclear power plant operator NPCIL is setting up 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam in Tirunelvelli district, around 650 km from here.

The company has completed two units and the construction of the third and fourth units has started.

At present, the implementation of KNPP involves construction of six power units equipped with VVER-1000 reactors.

The roadmap for cooperation between Russia and India in nuclear power provides for the construction of 12 power units at different locations in India, including KNPP site.

Sundar was in the thick of things when the protest against the construction of nuclear power plant at Kudankulam was at its peak.