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Benchmark Capital Cost for the New LWR Imports

The Indian government in March 2010 fixed the benchmark capital cost for the new Light Water Reactor (LWR) imports that are under discussion with Russia, France and the US at $1600 per kilowatt, or around Rs 7.2 crore per mega watt. A sum of is $1600 per kilowatt for each of the four Russian ‘VVER' reactors coming up at Koodankulam was sanctioned to the Department of Atomic Energy.

Oct 20, 2010 12:12 IST

The Indian government in March 2010 fixed the benchmark capital cost for the new Light Water Reactor (LWR) imports that are under discussion with Russia, France and the US at $1600 per kilowatt, or around Rs 7.2 crore per mega watt. A sum of is $1600 per kilowatt for each of the four Russian ‘VVER' reactors coming up at Koodankulam was sanctioned to the Department of Atomic Energy. This would also serve as the broad benchmark for reactors proposals under discussion by State-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) with reactor vendors from France and the US.