Kaiga (India)

Map of Kaiga

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Kaiga-1:
- Reactor-Type: PHWR, model: Horizontal Pre
- Capacity: 202 MWe
- Construction start: 1989
- Connection to net: Oct. 2000
- Commercial operation since: Nov. 2000
- Operator: NPCIL

Kaiga-2:
- Reactor-Type: PHWR, model: Horizontal Pre
- Capacity: 202 MWe
- Construction start: 1989
- Connection to net: Sep. 1999
- Commercial operation since: Dec. 2000
- Operator: NPCIL

Kaiga-3:
- Reactor-Type: PHWR, model: Horizontal Pre
- Capacity: 202 MWe
- Construction start: 2002
- Connection to net: April 2007
- Commercial operation since: May 2007
- Operator: NPCIL

Facilities in Kaiga

plantreactor typconstruction startoperation startshut down
Kaiga-1CANDU 200 (PHWR)19892000
Kaiga-2CANDU 200 (PHWR)19891999
Kaiga-3PHWR20022007
Kaiga-4PHWR20022011
1994-05-13

During construction a large concrete portion of the inner containment collapsed; 14 workers were injured; As a result of the accident the Indian AE Regulatory Board has ordered a halt to construction work at Kaiga-1 +2-, and at Rajastan-3 + -4 for investigation. At Kakrapar-2 the containment has been successfully completed and tested.
The incident disrupted the construction schedule and reuslted in cost overruns at Kaiga ( US$ 1,6 million for a new inner containmenrt dome; Kaigas two units have been budgeted US$ 500 million);
Originally scheduled to be commisssioned in June 1996 Kaiga will go on line in March 1997.