Update On Under-Construction Atomic Power Plants In India

Update On Under-Construction Atomic Power Plants In India

Two projects Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP 3&4) (2X700 MW) at Kakrapar, Gujarat and Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP 7&8) (2X700 MW) at Rawatbhata, Rajasthan are at various stages of construction.

There have been delays in respect of these projects mainly on account of delays in receipt of critical equipment like Steam Generators, Endshields etc.

The 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) constructed by BHAVINI at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu is at an advanced stage of commissioning.

PFBR is a first of its kind reactor in the country and development/manufacture of large sized equipment/components took time. In view of its technological complexity, abundant caution is being taken during erection/installation and commissioning of various systems.

Further, due to its first of a kind design, there have been certain additional stipulations by the regulatory body which are being complied with.

Several measures were taken to expedite the deliveries of the equipment and as a result, most of the equipment have now been received. As of June 2016, KAPP 3&4 and RAPP 7&8 had achieved an overall physical progress of 75.5% and 61.5% respectively.

This was informed by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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