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India signs MoU with companies to construct 6 nuclear reactors

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Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has signed an agreement with French state-run power utility EDF and American conglomerate General Electric (GE) for construction of 6 nuclear reactors at Maharashtra.
According to a joint statement, an agreement has been signed, for construction of 6 EPR type nuclear reactors at Maharashtra’s Jaitapur, between French state-run power utility EDF and American conglomerate General Electric (GE).
The EPR is a third generation pressurised water reactor (PWR) design whose earlier versions are in use in some nuclear plants in the country. State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) will be the builder and operator of the Jaitapur plant. This agreement is for a long term partnership for the construction of the conventional island on each of the 6 reactor units. GE Power will design the conventional island for the Jaitapur nuclear plant and supply its main components. EDF will be responsible for engineering integration covering the entire project (nuclear island, conventional island and auxiliary systems) and will provide all the requisite input data. EDF and GE Power will move forward with the work currently being performed to freeze the project’s’technical options, fine-tune industrial arrangements between both companies and finalise the design-engineering and procurement schedule.

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