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Way forward agreed for Jaitapur reactors

New Nuclear

12 March 2018

Macron-Modi-100318-(PMO_48An Industrial Way Forward Agreement signed on 10 March by the CEOs of EDF and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) sets out the industrial framework and planned timetable for the implementation of six EPR reactors at Jaitapur, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the partners.

India and Vietnam enhance nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

05 March 2018

India-Vietnam - March 2018 - 48India and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in nuclear energy. The agreement was one of three MoUs signed during Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang's visit to India.

Pre-construction progress at Gorakhpur

New Nuclear

08 February 2018

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has approved the start of excavation work at Gorakhpur for the construction of two 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors. Construction will start on the first unit in 2019, Minister of State Jitendra Singh told the Indian parliament yesterday.

India plans tenfold uranium output growth

Uranium and Fuel

08 March 2018

India is planning a tenfold increase in uranium production over the next 15 years, Minister of State Jitendra Singh told the country's parliament yesterday. State company Uranium Corporation of India Ltd has outlined expansion plans to meet the Department of Atomic Energy's vision of achieving self-sufficiency in uranium production.

India to assist in Rooppur implementation

New Nuclear

02 March 2018

Russia-India-Bangladesh - March 2018 - 48Russia, Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of the Rooppur nuclear power plant project. Construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor, Rooppur 1, officially began in late November 2017.

Auditor finds deficiencies in Kudankulam 1 and 2 project

New Nuclear

29 December 2017

Kudankulam units 1 and 2 - 48A number of "deficiencies" in the project to construct and commission units 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant have been identified by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. A performance audit was conducted to assess whether Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited exercised prudent financial management and implemented the project in an efficient manner.