Infrastructure major, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a prestigious IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research) contract worth Rs 763.57 crore for construction of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle facility at coastal city of Kalpakkam.
The scope of work includes construction of Nuclear Safety Compliant Structures for fuel processing plant for Fast Breeder Reactors and allied facilities including civil, electrical and mechanical works. The project is to be completed in 48 months.
Commenting on new order win, Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd said “We are happy to receive this contract for building Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle facility at Kalpakkam. With our well experience team, we are confident of delivering this job on time with precision in quality, safety and state-of-the-art technology.”
When completed, this would serve as fuel processing facility for Fast Breeder Reactors. This is the fourth contract awarded to HCC by IGCAR. Prior to this order, the company has received three contracts from IGCAR to build Administrative Blocks, Township and Metallic Fuel Plant. Some of the major work HCC is currently executing for Department of Atomic Energy includes the first phase of Integrated Nuclear Recycle Plant of BARC in Tarapur and PWHR Units 7 & 8 (2×700 MW) at Rawatbhata, Kota, Rajasthan for NPCIL.
HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 65% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,800 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 320 km of complex Tunnelling and over 365 Bridges. Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. HCC is also developing Lavasa City, a planned hill city and one of India’s largest urban development and management initiatives. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of Rs 9,867 crore, comprises of HCC Ltd, HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd, Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Steiner AG in Switzerland.