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Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Main components for India's Kudankulam unit 6 are being manufactured in Russia. Construction of the VVER-1000 reactor officially began one month ago.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Construction begins at Kudankulam 6

Construction begins at Kudankulam 6

First concrete has been poured for the latest reactor at India's Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Work is now underway there on two pairs of Russian export reactors.

New Nuclear 21 December 2021


Minister foresees 2022 completion date for Indian FBR

Minister foresees 2022 completion date for Indian FBR

India's Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, currently under construction at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, is currently targeted for completion in October 2022, Minister of State Jitendra Singh has told the Lok Sabha. Singh also said Kudankulam units 3 and 4 are expected to be completed in 2023.

New Nuclear 16 December 2021


Reactor vessel for Kudankulam 5 takes shape

Reactor vessel for Kudankulam 5 takes shape

The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technologies has started assembling the upper part of the reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant under construction in India. Two Russian-designed AES-92 VVER-1000 pressurised water reactors are being built as the third phase of the plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

New Nuclear 04 November 2021


India sets target for net-zero

India sets target for net-zero

India has set a target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. This was the fifth - and last - in a list of Indian pledges made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his National Statement to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Energy & Environment 02 November 2021


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