India Invests in Domestic Nuclear Manufacturing

India Invests in Domestic Nuclear Manufacturing

Orders for BHEL

Nuclear Power Corporation of India awarded to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) significant orders for safety class heat exchanger.

This order worth Rs 97 crore (app. 13.67 Million USD), BHEL will supply four Moderator Heat Exchanger and eighteen Heavy Water Heat Exchanger for the Gorakhpur NPP in Fatehabad, Haryana. These heat exchangers are manufactured in Bhopal.

BHEL is designing and upgrading safety class equipment, such as the steam generators, and already supplied forty of them to NPCIL’s nuclear fleet. The company contributed to the development of the Indian Nuclear Energy Program for more than forty years.

Possible Transfer for HEC

Representatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Ranchi met with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to request the transfer of Heavy Engineering Corp (HEC) to the Department of Atomic Energy.  Deputies Sanjay Seth (Ranchi), Annapurna Devi (Koderma) and Sunil Soren (Jamshedpur) advocated that HEC is playing an essential role in the industrial development of India. HEC is the only organization in India, manufacturing heavy nuclear equipment.

A high-level committee set up by the Policy Commission has sent a technical report to the Government for the revival of HEC and its modernization.

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.