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India, France sign MoU for construction of six nuclear reactors

25/03/2016


India, France sign MoU for construction of six nuclear reactors

India and France have signed an MoU for the construction of six nuclear reactor at Jaitapur in Maharashtra, India.


The pact was inked on 22nd March 2016, at the end of the two-day visit of a high-level delegation of Electricite de France (EDF-French public utility) to Mumbai for holding discussions with National Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on the construction of the plants, diplomatic sources said.

Two months after, the two countries decided to conclude the techno-commercial negotiations for the project by the year end.

The project will thus benefit from EDF’s recognized expertise and extensive experience in the development and construction of nuclear fleets and ensuring their safe and reliable operation, the sources said.

The Jaitapur nuclear power project consists of 6 European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) of 1650 MW each.   (VNA)

Translated by: CIS

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