EDF and GE will build reactors for the Indian EPR

EDF and GE will build reactors for the Indian EPR

GE and French utility EDF have agreed to team to build six reactors for a nuclear power project in western India, which is due to be the world’s biggest when finished.

India is building nuclear power plants to meet the growing energy demands of its increasingly urban population and to shift away from environmentally-damaging coal-fired electricity.

The six European Pressurised Water reactors will provide 9,9 GW at Jaitapur, south of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra.

India plans to have nuclear power generation capacity of 22,48 GW by 2031 through projects including Jaitapur, where construction has not yet started, junior minister for atomic energy Jitendra Singh told lawmakers in April.

EDF will be responsible for engineering integration of the entire project, while GE Power will design the critical part of the plant and supply its main components.

GE will also provide operational support services and a training programme to meet the needs of the state-run Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd, the plant’s owner and operator.

Source: Reuters

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