French Nuclear Reactors will be First Tested in China, then Supplied to Maharashtra

Jun 13, 2013 16:28 IST

Nuclear Reactors of Areva, the French company will start the production at first in China before supplying the production to Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The French Ambassador to India Francois Richier announced that Areva will facilitate two reactors to China. These reactors are under construction.

France explained that reactors like those in China will also be built up in Jaitapur. The Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra includes 6X1,650 MW light water reactors which will be constructed in cooperation with France for the purpose of generation of 9900 MW of power. After being built, this will be one among the largest nuclear power generating stations of the world.

For this project, Areva and Nuclear Power Corporation of India signed a multi-billion contract, which costs around 9.3 billion US dollar. The joint project will also facilitate joint collaboration for the purpose of nuclear energy.

The reactors which will be supplied to Jaitapur nuclear power plant are not like Fukushima plant. France gets around 80 percent of the electricity from nuclear power. After the Fukushima disaster in Japan, French Government decided to audit the reactors on the basis of safety.

Areva, as of now, has in all delivered 98 nuclear reactors across the world. The French Ambassador to India also explained that Tamil Nadu in India was one of the most attractive spots for the operations of French companies because around 75 CEOs of French companies are located in Tamil Nadu.

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