Rosatom has expressed interest in collaborating with Indian companies not only for the construction large nuclear power plants, but also to jointly work on small and medium sized reactors that could provide solutions for power woes in densely populated countries.
The indigenously designed and manufactured Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), the crucial link towards India’s aim to harness thorium’s atomic power, continues to miss its deadline to achieve criticality owing to some “teething” problems.
The first of the 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) planned in India at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) is expected to have its first concrete pour soon.
Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant’s construction is underway as per the schedule. Besides, training its personnel to operate the plant, the Bangladesh government is putting policy in place to manage nuclear waste.
Indian Nuclear scientists and policy maker on Friday called for nuclear power more cost effective to make it more competitive vis-a-vis other renewable resources.
So far the floating nuclear reactors in the world have been used for propulsion in the aircraft carrier, nuclear-powered submarine or in ice-breakers.
For the first time since the Tsunami hit Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 and created panic in the world about nuclear power, the prospect ot nuclear power generation have shown an upward trend.
World’s first floating nuclear power reactor built by Russia has been brought to the port in Pevek, Chukotka (in Russia’s far east) where it will be connected to the grid and start operation by the end of the year.
Taking a leaf from their succesful cooperation on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Russia is looking to set up 12 new nuclear power units in India in the coming two decades.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in the beginning of September the Unit-3 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant being made under Indo-Russian cooperation got closer towards operationalization with the delivery of all key equipment being completed.