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France and India aim to progress EPR project in coming months

France and India aim to progress EPR project in coming months

The French company EDF last year submitted to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd its binding techno-commercial offer to build six EPRs at Jaitapur in Maharashtra state and the project was among the bilateral issues backed during talks between President Emmanuel Macron and President Narendra Modi.

New Nuclear 05 May 2022


Indian minister provides uranium, construction updates

Indian minister provides uranium, construction updates

India has imported just over 7600 tonnes of uranium in the past three years, mostly from Kazakhstan and Canada, according to official figures released by the government. Minister of State Jitendra Singh provided the data, as well as figures for domestic uranium production, and updates on nuclear construction projects, in written answers to questions in the Indian government's upper house, the Rajya Sabha.

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2022


2023 construction start for Indian reactor fleet

2023 construction start for Indian reactor fleet

India is preparing to start building reactors in "fleet" mode from next year, beginning with the first concrete for two 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors at Kaiga in Karnataka, Department of Atomic Energy officials have told a parliamentary panel.

New Nuclear 28 March 2022


Indian engineering firms mark steam generator milestones

Indian engineering firms mark steam generator milestones

Two Indian engineering companies - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Larsen & Toubro - have held "flagging off" ceremonies for steam generators destined for installation at Indian-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors.
 

Corporate 14 March 2022


Indian test reactor reaches operation landmark

Indian test reactor reaches operation landmark

India's fast breeder test reactor has reached its full 40 MWt design power level for the first time, more than 35 years since it first started operating. The test reactor, which has an underpinning role in India's preparation for a thorium-based closed fuel cycle, had previously been limited to 32 MWt.

New Nuclear 08 March 2022


Holtec to supply used fuel casks to Kudankulam

Holtec to supply used fuel casks to Kudankulam

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has placed an order with Holtec International subsidiary Holtec Asia to supply HI-STAR transport casks to serve away-from-reactor storage for Kudankulam units 1 and 2. NPCIL has also issued a call for tenders for the construction of a used fuel storage facility for Kudankulam units 3 and 4.

Waste & Recycling 17 February 2022


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