India hopeful of signing nuclear plant deal with Westinghouse soon

India’s junior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, today said the government was still hopeful of signing a deal to set up a massive, 7.2 GW nuclear power plant in partnership with US-based Westinghouse Electric. Singh, who was responding to a question in the parliament today, said Westinghouse’s bankruptcy delayed proceedings, but […]

BHEL wins second big order from Koodankulam Ph II project

Close on the order for erection of turbine generator for the new units of Koodankulam Power Project, state-owned capital goods giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said it has also won the order for erecting reactor side equipment for the same. Against a value of Rs 440 cr for the June order, this one is […]

BHEL wins order worth Rs 440 crore for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

Government of India owned construction and manufacturing firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said it received an order worth Rs 440 crore from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for the erection work of the upcoming 2×1000 Megawatt  Turbine Generator (TG) island units at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu. BHEL also emerged […]

India’s Kaiga nuclear plant sets world record in operation

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karnataka, developed using Indian technology, has set the world record for the longest uninterrupted operation. The 220 megawatt unit, operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, has produced power continuously for 941 days, breaking the world record of 940 days held by Heysham-Unit 2 of the United Kingdom. The record is […]

Reliance Infra beats L&T, others to win Koodankulam SSC contract

Anil Ambani Group’s construction and infrastructure arm Reliance Infrastructure said it received an order of Rs 1,081 crore for the construction of a “Common Services System, Structure & Components (SSC) package” and allied civil works for the upcoming Unit 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project at Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. SSC’s are […]

82% of landowners accept compensation for Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant

Around 82.5% of the landowners at the site of the upcoming Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Maharashtra have agreed to receive compensation under the project, the ministry of atomic energy said today. Out of 2,236 people whose land needs to be acquired for the mega project, 1,844 have accepted the compensation and 1,820 have received […]

L&T, BHEL tapped to roll out India’s indigenous nuclear power program

Larsen & Toubro, India’s largest construction company, and BHEL, India’s largest supplier of power plant equipment, are among those tapped by the Nuclear Power Corporation for the rollout of the first large-scale nuclear power plants developed using Indian technology. While L&T said it received a Rs 442 cr order to supply forgings for steam generators […]

India seeks “viable project proposal” from Westinghouse for AP nuclear plant

The government of India said there was no change in its plans to set up a mega nuclear plant in Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh with bankrupt US technology provider Westinghouse. However, said the Department of Atomic Energy, the two parties are yet to arrive a “viable project proposal”. “Discussions are in progress between Nuclear Power […]

India’s nuclear weapons program to get a boost as uranium output to increase 10x by 2031-32

India has plans to increase the output of uranium — the key fuel used in its nuclear weapons program — by ten times by 2031-32 and achieve self-sufficiency, the Department of Atomic Energy said. India is estimated to have 232,315 tons of uranium contained in deposits of 273,956 tons of tiiuranium octoxide. Even though the […]

India enters the nuclear power club with new 7.7 GW program

India today announced among the biggest civil nuclear programs anywhere in the world, saying it will set up 7,700 MW of indigenously developed nuclear power plans. It is the first time that the country is creating so much capacity using local technology. Nearly all Indian nuclear plants are based on imported technology. Typically, India relies […]

India is the first country to reuse nuclear waste on large scale – Minister

The Department of Atomic Energy today said that India is the first country in the world where the waste produced by nuclear power plants is being used for civilian applications. Jitendra Singh, the minister of state overseeing the department, also allayed concerns about any possible leakage of radiation from spent fuel. “There has been no […]

India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

India is planning to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 44,628 megawatt, about eight times the current capacity of 5,780 MW, the Prime Ministers’ Office said today. At present, India has seven nuclear power plants. However, given that most of these were set up decades ago, most of these facilities contain individual units of […]