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Indian Parliament takes stock of country’s civilian nuclear power capacity

Nuclear Asia
As the Indian Parliament began its first session in 2021, it was time for stock taking, including of the nuclear sector.
India's much delayed fast breeder reactor costs exceed budget, likely completion in October 2022

India’s much delayed fast breeder reactor costs exceed budget, likely completion in October 2022

Nuclear Asia
The expenditure till date on India’s much delayed first pressurised fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at the Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state, has already exceeded the budgeted estimate by over Rs 500 crore (around $69 million), according to the country’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.
Westinghouse Electric in talks to build 6 nuclear reactors in India

Westinghouse Electric in talks to build 6 nuclear reactors in India

Nuclear Asia
The Indian government is currently engaged in techno-commercial discussions with the US-based Westinghouse Electric Company to finalise a project proposal for setting up six nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 1208 MW each at Kovvada in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Equipment supply contract signed for Russia's BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor

Equipment supply contract signed for Russia’s BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary, the TVEL Fuel Company, has signed the contracts for the manufacture and supply of the main equipment of the power unit with the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor being constructed at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, Russia, TVEL announced earlier this week.