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BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received orders from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for the turbine islands for six nuclear power units - four at Gorakhpur and two at Kaiga. BHEL said the INR108 billion (USD1.5 billion) order for turbine island EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) is its "largest ever".

Corporate 02 September 2021


India's BHEL awarded steam generator contract for domestic PHWRs

India's BHEL awarded steam generator contract for domestic PHWRs

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited to supply 12 steam generators for indigenously developed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors to be constructed at four locations in the country. The contract - worth about INR14 billion (USD190 million) - was awarded under NPCIL's "fleet mode" procurement programme.

Corporate 09 July 2021


Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction of unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has formally begun with the pouring of first concrete for the foundation plate of the reactor building at the site in Tamil Nadu, India. It was launched today by Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, in the presence of Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Satish Kumar Sharma, managing director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, in a ceremony that had to be held via videoconference owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

New Nuclear 29 June 2021


EDF submits offer for Jaitapur project

EDF submits offer for Jaitapur project

French company EDF has submitted to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd its binding techno-commercial offer to build six EPRs at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The offer is the culmination of work that began with the 2018 signature of an agreement between the two companies and paves the way for discussions towards a binding framework agreement.

New Nuclear 23 April 2021


India and IEA enhance cooperation

India and IEA enhance cooperation

The Indian government and the International Energy Agency today signed a Framework for Strategic Partnership to deepen their collaboration across a wide range of critical topics including energy security and clean energy transitions. The partnership has been described as a stepping stone towards India becoming a full member of the agency.

Energy & Environment 27 January 2021


Indian reactor connected to the grid

Indian reactor connected to the grid

Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in India's Gujarat state has been connected to the electricity grid. The reactor - the country's first indigenously-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactor - achieved criticality in July last year.

New Nuclear 11 January 2021


TVEL to introduce new fuel, longer cycle at Kudankulam

TVEL to introduce new fuel, longer cycle at Kudankulam

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, have signed a supplementary agreement to the fuel supply contract for the VVER-1000 reactors in operation at Kudankulam. The agreement includes the introduction of TVS-2M nuclear fuel and an extension of the fuel cycle from 12 to 18 months.

Uranium & Fuel 09 December 2020


Indian regulator gives go-ahead for first concrete at Gorkakhpur

Indian regulator gives go-ahead for first concrete at Gorkakhpur

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has given its consent for the pouring of first concrete for the first two 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors to be built at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna in the Fatehabad district of Haryana. The indigenously designed units are to be built by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

New Nuclear 27 November 2020


India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership

India, USA extend nuclear cooperation partnership

India and the USA have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership by 10 years. The centre - officially opened in 2017 - supports international cooperation in nuclear energy applications.

Nuclear Policies 25 November 2020


Kudankulam units 3 & 5 hit construction milestones

Kudankulam units 3 & 5 hit construction milestones

Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro has completed on schedule the installation of the 'dry shield' for the reactor pressure vessel of unit 3 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant under construction in in Tamil Nadu. Separately, Russia's Atommash has announced the start of manufacturing a set of steam generators for unit 5 at the same plant.

New Nuclear 10 August 2020