India’s atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on Monday said its first 220 MW unit at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.
The Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant, one of the biggest nuclear power plants proposed in the world and also one that has been in limbo for years, is likely to reach its final stages by the end of the year 2019.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that Bangladesh has been working towards increasing its power generation capacity as the country needs 60,000 megawatt (MW) electricity to be a developed country by 2041.
Pakistan nuclear experts have emphasised on small modular reactors (SMRs) as a ‘sensible way’ ahead for the country to meet demands of its power starved population.
Hindustan Construction Corporation (HCC) on Wednesday announced that its joint venture (JV) with with MAX Group of Bangladesh has won a $110 million (Rs 737 crore) contract from Russia for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
India and France have concluded the Industrial Way Forward Agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and French energy giant EDF taking the 2008 Agreement on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy forward on the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Maharashtra.
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on Monday said the Rs.32.5 crore, 1.19 km long check dam it is building across the Palar river in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram district will be ready by March 2020.
Bangladesh has inked a deal with Russia for the supply of fuel for its maiden Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant that has a cumulative power capacity of 2,400 MW.
Its nuclear generating capacity increased by 9.1% year on year, from 44.64 GWe to 48.74 GWe, which followed an 18% increase in capacity between 2017 and 2018.
Bangladesh’s maiden nuclear power plant at Rooppur is being constructed at the desired pace with all the works for underground infrastructure being completed.