26.01.2016_No9 / News

EDF Signs Agreement For Six EPRs At Jaitapur In India

Plans & Construction

26 Jan (NucNet): French utility EDF and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) have signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of six EPR units at Jaitapur in the west of India.

EDF said in a statement that the agreement was signed during a state visit to India by French president François Hollande.

The agreement means EDF takes over the project from French nuclear group Areva, which will sell its reactor arm to EDF later this year.

The Jaitapur project is at the preliminary technical studies stage and received initial environmental authorisation in 2010. A contract for pre-engineering studies was signed between Areva and NPCIL in April 2015.

EDF said the objective of the coming months will be to continue preparation with the certification of the EPR in India by the Indian regulatory authority. Conditions for the project need to be finalised, including economic and financial details, and technical specifications, EDF said.

Reports in India said NPCIL has already acquired land at the Jaitapur site and has built basic infrastructure.

NPCIL and Areva signed a general framework agreement for construction of the first two EPRs at the Jaitapur site in 2010.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Areva And NPCIL Sign Agreement On EPR Licensing In India (News in Brief No.71, 13 April 2015)




David Dalton

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