for Construction of Six Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur India and France Has Inked MoU [ Current Affairs ]

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For construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur nuclear park in Maharashtra India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Electricite de France (EDF), a French public utility and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has inked this MoU.

  • After the two countries had decided to conclude the techno-commercial negotiations for the Jaitapur project by the end of 2016the MoU was signed.
  • During the official state Visit of French President Francois Hollande to India in January 2016 this cooperation roadmap was finalized.
  • EDF is France’s public electricity producer and supplier.
  • It has been designated by the French government for taking over AREVA NP and shall supply equipment to for Jaitapur nuclear park.

About Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project:

  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has proposed this 990MW power project at Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.
  • It will become the largest nuclear power generating station in the world by net electrical power rating.
  • This project contains 6 European Pressurized Reactors (EPR) of 1650 MW each.
  • France is going to supply technology for construction and also nuclear fuel for 25 years for this plant.

- Published on: March 28, 2016