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    Department of Atomic Energy02-February, 2017 16:25 IST
    Involvement of Private Sector in Nuclear Power Generation

    Proposals for setting up of ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors each of 700 MW and two Light Water Reactors each of 1000 MW (Kudankulam Units-5&6) with foreign cooperation have been prepared and finalised. These are presently under consideration of the Government for accord of administrative approval and financial sanction.
    Presently two Central Public Sector Enterprises viz. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation. In addition, the Government has amended the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to facilitate establishment of Joint Venture Companies (JVC) by NPCIL with other Central Public Sector Undertakings to set up nuclear power plants.
    Government does not propose to allow private sector to enter into the nuclear power sector.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Department of Atomic Energy02-February, 2017 16:24 IST
    Share of Nuclear Energy in Electricity Generation

    The share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country was about 3.4% in the year 2015-16.
    The share of nuclear power in total electricity generation is planned to be progressively increased by addition of nuclear power capacity. The present capacity of 5780 MW will reach 6780 MW by the end of this financial year, with the commercial operation of Kudankulam Unit-2, which is already generating infirm power at the rated capacity. The capacity is expected to reach 9580 MW by 2020 on progressive completion of projects under construction and about 12980 MW by 2024 on completion of new projects accorded sanction. A large expansion programme based on both indigenous technologies and with foreign technical cooperation is planned in future.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Department of Atomic Energy02-February, 2017 16:23 IST
    Setting Up of Nuclear Power Plants in Andhra Pradesh

    The Government had accorded ‘in principle’ approval for the site at Kovvada in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh for setting up six Light Water Reactors in cooperation with the USA. Pre-project activities including land acquisition, obtaining statutory clearances and detailed site investigations are continuing at the site. In parallel, discussions on the techno-commercial aspects with M/s Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) to arrive at a project proposal have also started.

    The procedures involved in pre-project activities like land acquisition and obtaining environmental clearances take time. Similarly, negotiations with foreign technology partners involving various legal, regulatory, technical and commercial aspects also take time.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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    @anant_s @Agent_47 USA will be bringing the AP1000 reactors ?
     
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    Department of Atomic Energy02-February, 2017 16:21 IST
    Setting Up of Nuclear Plant at Kavali in Andhra Pradesh

    At present, the Site Selection Committee of the Government is exploring the possibility of identifying a suitable coastal site in Andhra Pradesh for locating nuclear power plants with Russian cooperation.

    Some sections of local people and certain groups have expressed their opposition to location of nuclear power plants near Kavali in Andhra Pradesh due to apprehensions about safety of the nuclear power plants and loss of traditional means of livelihood. An extensive public outreach programme (including public hearings and consultations) to spread awareness about nuclear power and all its related aspects based on a multipronged approach has been instituted in a structured manner.
    The Government of Andhra Pradesh has given its consent to carry out technical studies required to identify potential coastal sites for locating nuclear power plants in the state.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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    6xVVER 1200 this time ?
     
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    Does anyone know the progress of AHWR and Fast Thorium Breeder Reactor? If I am not mistaken, the latter one should have gone critical by 2016?
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    & ESBWR as well.
    US will get 2 sites in India (6 reactors each).
    in all probability.
    & yes these reactors were slated to come up at Haripur (WB), but for that local protest, this site too has gone to Andhra.

    It is still in design phase (300 MWe capacity).
     
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    Tie Up for Nuclear Energy
    The French Government in January 2016 had communicated that French public utility Electricite de France (EDF) was designated to take control of AREVA NP and would be the single entry point for Indian side on all matters related to nuclear power projects to be setup at Jaitapur, Maharashtra.
    Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has entered into an MoU with EDF for implementation of six Evolutionary Pressurised Reactor (EPR) units at Jaitapur, Maharashtra together with associated fuel, fuel services and other services.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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    Setting Up of New Atomic Power Plants
    The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval for the sites at Gorakhpur in Haryana and Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan for setting up 4 reactors of 700 MW each. The Government has also accorded financial sanction for Units 1 & 2 at Gorakhpur (GHAVP 1&2-2x700 MW) and work on the project has commenced.

    The nuclear power project at Gorakhpur, Haryana (GHAVP 1&2) is being set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
    Sites for nuclear power plants are selected after carrying out extensive studies by specialised national agencies at the siting stage. The sites are recommended after these meet the criteria laid down in the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) code on Site Evaluation of Nuclear Facilities. The reactors to be set up are designed for possible impacts of natural and man-made events likely at the site to ensure safety of the personnel, public and environment.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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    Uranium Reserves in Meghalaya
    Uranium mineralization in Meghalaya has been found over a large area around Domiasiat, Wahkyn, Lostoin etc. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. (UCIL) under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has already made a plan to develop the mineral resources at Domiasiat under the name of “Kylleng Phendengsohiong Mawthabah (KPM) Uranium Mining Project”. The project has the potential to generate substantial nuclear fuel for the atomic power plants of the country.
    The Detailed Project Report of the KPM Uranium Mining Project has been approved by Atomic Energy Commission, environmental clearance for this project has been obtained from Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) in December 2007. An agreement has also been signed between UCIL and the land owners of the project site in May 2007 for acquisition of land on annual lease rent basis. Approval to execute land lease with land owners, grant of mining lease and Consent for Establishment has been taken up with Meghalaya State Government.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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    Modi Shouldn’t Have Rushed Deal With Ailing French Company and Its Problem Reactor

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    During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France in April 2015,, AREVA signed two agreements with its Indian partners for the preparation of the Jaitapur EPR project. Credit: Areva

    Republished in light of the explosion at Flamanville nuclear plant in France.

    The ink had yet to dry on two separate agreements signed by France’s Areva with Larsen & Toubro and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited for the French-designed 1650 MWe EPR reactor in Jaitapur, Maharashtra, when the French nuclear giant went into meltdown.

    The agreements were signed with great fanfare during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France on 10th April 2015 despite the fact that question marks on Areva’s future as a viable nuclear player had been piling up thick and fast.

    In May, mere weeks after Modi’s visit, Areva announced colossal losses amounting to 4.8 billion euros (well above its capital base) and in June the French government, which owns 87% of the company, announced that Areva would be broken up, with its nuclear power arm, Areva NP, (including engineering, construction and design) being sold to another French energy giant, EDF. The French state has an 84.5% stake in EDF.

    Politically driven

    Why then did India persist in signing MoUs with a sinking ship? Surely Indian decision-makers were not unaware of Areva’s problems? And why is India insisting on buying nuclear technology that may be quietly buried in the near future, technology that has trebled in cost while providing no proof of performance, cost or economics of operation so far? What will be the fate of the agreements signed between Areva and L&T and Areva and NPCIL? Will they be automatically transferred to EDF and if so at what price?

    Could India not have waited for clarity over Areva’s future instead of rushing into signing agreements with a company on the verge of dismemberment? Or is it that the MoUs were hurriedly pushed through so that Modi would have a big ticket announcement to make during his first European tour?

    “Every government in our country has tried that there should be a breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal,” Modi told BJP MPs upon his return. “I am not criticising any government, every government tried for it, but somehow, it was not getting successful. Whenever the aspect of nuclear deals used to come, every country cornered us. Now, this is the biggest achievement, even more than ‘Make in India’, as France agreed to give us the technology for nuclear reactors.” (emphasis added).

    In fact, France had agreed to this even earlier but Modi was keen to showcase the MoUs as a major breakthrough that he had engineered.

    The hurry to enter into these agreements is baffling since it is unclear what the long-term future of the expensive flagship EPR will be once EDF takes full charge of Areva. Energy experts say the EPR’s design issues and costs dragged down Areva and EDF is unlikely to want a similar fate for itself. The French electricity giant has been developing its own designs for smaller nuclear reactors in conjunction with the Chinese and other partners. The construction and operation of the EPR has posed serious and persistent problems and there is always the possibility that EDF could decide to put the giant reactor into long-term cold storage.

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    Olkiluoto nuclear plant in Finland. The unfinished Olkiluoto-3 reactor is on the right. Credit: Kristian Lindquist, CC 2.0.

    The signs of Areva’s irreparable decline if not imminent death have been on the horizon these past years. With its single product catalogue, Areva has struggled to complete two identical EPR reactors, the first at Olkiluoto for TVO in Finland (still not operational despite a nine-year delay and a trebling of costs) and the second in Flamanville, France, plagued by equally serious construction and security flaws, delays and outrageous cost over-runs. Two others under construction in China, Taishan I and II, are reported to be on schedule but could also face delays if nuclear watchdogs discover flaws in the reactors’ steel core similar to those found in Flamanville. The reactor cores of Taishan I and II were also forged by Areva.

    L&T’s MoU with Areva aims to “maximise localisation for the EPR nuclear reactors in India … through the transfer of technology and is expected to facilitate manufacturing in India of many critical components for the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project, which otherwise either are not accessible to India or would have to be imported,” a Department of Atomic Energy (DEA) press release states.

    Areva also signed a Pre-engineering Agreement (PEA) contract with the Indian operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for the preparation of EPR licensing in India for the Jaitapur project. “These studies will also enable both companies to finalise the technical configuration of the project… and bring clarity on all technical aspects of the plant so that all parties (Areva, Alstom and NPCIL) can firm up their price and optimise all provisions for risks still included at this stage in the costs of the project,” the press release states.

    Agreements ‘to be respected’?

    With Areva likely to undergo massive structural changes, the future of these agreements now appears doubtful. Financial modalities underlying them have not been specified. The KW/h cost of the electricity these reactors are slated to produce and the nuclear liability issues remain a stumbling block.

    Sources close to the dossier on the Indian side told this correspondent on condition of anonymity that French President Francois Hollande and his government as well as the CEO of Areva had “given both written and verbal guarantees that these agreements will be respected”.

    Another highly placed source in L&T confirmed that the company was “under intense pressure “ from both the NPCIL and the DAE to “sign an MoU during the PM’s visit.” All attempts to contact L&T’s Corporate Communications Office failed and calls to NPCIL went unanswered. Badrinath Durvasula, an officer from Larsen & Toubro’s legal department refused to answer questions saying he had no comment to make. But another L&T employee confirmed that guarantees had been given both by Areva and the French government that the contracts “would be respected”.

    Barely six weeks after it signed its MoUs with L&T and NPCIL, Areva has drawn a line through its activities as a designer, constructor and operator of nuclear reactors. Which leaves the MoUs signed with the Indians hanging in the air.

    In view of Areva’s looming troubles several senior persons quit the company in precipitate fashion. One of them confirmed that there was “pressure from both sides, Indian and French”, especially from the political establishment in the two countries, to have a signing ceremony. “These are only MoUs and not firm contracts but the two governments wished to have something to show the media in both countries. Call it spin, if you like. But no one is a dupe. We all know that MoUs do not in real terms amount to much,” the French source said.

    Katherine Berezowskyj of Areva’s press office told this correspondent that the company had contracts worldwide and that there was “no question” of not honouring them. In a later email she wrote: “The details of agreements signed in April with NPCIL and L&T as well as the impact of the reorganisation of the French nuclear industry are something that is still being worked out. Therefore, it is difficult to provide you with significantly more detailed information during an interview”.

    Negotiations between Areva and EDF on the buy out is underway but it could be months before a satisfactory outcome is reached. Meanwhile, Areva has already begun a redundancy exercise, much to the ire and chagrin of French trade union bosses, with some 6000 jobs out of its workforce of 41,800 on the line in the year ahead.

    Reactor woes continue

    The estimated price of the reactor continues to go up and up – it has nearly trebled from 3.3 billion euros eight years ago to around 9 billion euros at current estimates and could go higher if the EPR’s technical problems persist. The company has run up a deficit estimated at 4.8 billion euros for a turnover of 8.3 billion. Its recapitalisation requirements stand at 7 billion euros. The French government has stepped in to impose draconian solutions on the company that will see its design, construction and operations arm hacked off and handed over to its arch enemy, EDF. When the negotiations with EDF are completed – the haggling over price is currently underway – Areva, a company that has built and operated some 64 nuclear reactors will be reduced to a dwarf.

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    EPR reactor vessel. Credit: ASN

    The French nuclear security watchdog, ASN, has issued a number of severe warnings to Areva on major security issues and manufacturing and construction flaws in the reactor being built in Flamanville, France, one of four EPRs under construction in the world. One of the latest warnings concerns the weakness of the reinforced steel core at the heart of the reactor where nuclear fission takes place. French papers have described fissures in the reactor’s innermost core as measuring as much as 42 centimetres. If the ASN’s suspicions about the poor quality of the forging done by Areva are proved right (the final test results will be available in October), the reactor dome will have to be removed. This can only mean one thing: the total abandonment of the EPR in France. A decision is not expected until 2016.

    Several reports published in France on the woes of the EPR describe it as a product of “French technological hubris”. It is a gigantic reactor that looks good on paper. But as the adage goes, the proof of the pudding lies in the eating and India did not wait long enough to see the reactor’s performance before rushing in to buy an untried product.

    “The EPR reactor whose problems are at the heart of the current crisis is an expensive failure,” writes energy analyst Nick Butler. “It has to be written off and replaced by a new generation of smaller, less complex reactors that can be built on time and on budget. The EPR was designed at a time when it was believed that energy costs would rise inexorably. That is no longer the case.”

    Indian nuclear scientists and other power sector heavies continue to say India will draw lessons from the Chinese experience of building the EPRs – Taishan I and II — that are reportedly nearing completion. However, latest reports indicate that these reactors could face the same problems regarding the viability of the reactors’ core, since the steel for the Chinese reactors was forged by the same engineering firm – Areva – and with the same technology as that used in the reactor in Flamanville. A similar problem does not exist in the Finnish reactor, whose dome and inner core were built by a Japanese firm. However, Japan has refused to give that technology to India as part of its opposition to New Delhi’s nuclear ambitions and the Chinese will probably be reluctant to share their “lessons learnt”.

    The tussle between Areva and EDF promises to be a fight to the finish. Jean-Bernard Levy, the CEO of EDF said he wanted to make an offer that would be “right” and reflect market realities. In a recent interview to the Financial Times, Levy defended the “industrial logic” of such a takeover. “There is a part of Areva that we know particularly well, that of reactors. We are the world’s largest operator for installed capacity…. However, as concerns the other sectors of Areva’s activities, not being chemists, geologists or miners, we do not have an industrial card to play. The transaction must respect the market price but it should also contain guarantees that protect EDF from Areva’s past, especially in Finland”, Levy said. EDF has offered 2 billion euros. Areva says its nuclear power arm is worth at least 2.7 billion. There is also the question of Areva’s massive debt.

    Uncertain future

    The Finnish nuclear operator TVO is suing Areva for billions of dollars for the delays, cost over-runs (estimated at 7 billion euros instead of the 3.3 billion originally projected) and technical flaws related to the EPR in Olkiluoto. The failure of the Finnish EPR has contributed vastly to Areva’s troubles.

    Once hailed as the harbinger of a nuclear renaissance, the EPR is fast becoming one of the world’s most criticised and by far the most expensive nuclear white elephants. In France work began in 2007 and the reactor was to have gone on stream in 2012. This date has now been pushed forward to 2017 at three times the initial cost.

    Leaving aside the problems linked to cost, safety and technological know-how, it is at this stage totally unclear if EDF would like to pursue the EPR programme at all. Last year the European Commission gave the go ahead for building another EPR reactor at Hinkley Point in Britain. But British authorities, which were to have signed in March 2015, now appear reluctant to go ahead. The Financial Times reported that the project might be completely abandoned. In the US, plans to build the EPR have currently been suspended. as World Nuclear News reported in March, Areva “has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to suspend work on the design certification of the US EPR until further notice, prompting Unistar Nuclear Energy to request the suspension of the review of its construction and operation licence (COL) application for Calvert Cliffs 3.”
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    With India visit, Westinghouse CEO keeps nuclear project alive
    By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, ET Bureau | Mar 09, 2017, 01.09 AM IST

    NEW DELHI: Westinghouse has told India that it will go ahead with its plan to build six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh in partnership with Larsen & Toubro, despite the recent decision by Toshiba Corp., the US company’s Japanese parent, to quit the business of setting up atomic power stations.

    Westinghouse conveyed its decision to the Indian government at a recent meeting in Delhi, persons familiar with the development told ET.

    Toshiba’s decision mid-February to withdraw from its lead role in Westinghouse-led plants due to $6.3-billion write-downs has raised doubts over the US company’s various nuclear projects worldwide, including India. However, India was not unduly worried by Toshiba Corp.’s write-downs at Westinghouse Electric Company, which the Japanese conglomerate had acquired for $5.4 billion in 2006.

    Westinghouse is confident of going ahead with the project incollaboration with Indian construction and engineering giant L&T.

    Still, some experts expressed concern about the absence of Toshiba, which supplied power plant components to Westinghouse. They told ET that the government would monitor the alternatives that would replace Toshiba’s expertise. Experts associated with the nuclear energy and power plants also suggested that Westinghouse should look towards a model of competitive financing for the Andhra Pradesh project. Earlier, the US Exim Bank was in talks with the Exim Bank of South Korea for financing the project.

    Toshiba sought to establish global nuclear power leadership with its purchase of Westinghouse in 2006, and the India-Japan civil nuclear deal concluded in November 2015 was expected to strengthen the Westinghouse project in the country. But Toshiba, with business interests in computer chips, elevators, and nuclear power, ran into trouble over an accounting scandal in 2015, and later because of cost overruns at its US projects. Toshiba will now reportedly withdraw from being a general contractor for the nuclear plants of Westinghouse.

    Westinghouse was allotted a site in Andhra Pradesh to set up a nuclear power plant after the India-US civil nuclear deal. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Westinghouse are also scheduled to conclude the commercial contract this year, after which the US nuclear firm is to set up six reactors at the proposed plant in Andhra Pradesh.

    The state will also house the second Russian-made nuclear power project (comprising six reactors) after Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu and the announcement of the site could come either before or during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to St Petersburg scheduled to be held between June 1and 3. The two sides are currently in the process of identifying a site in Andhra Pradesh. The contracts for Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankalam plant are also expected to be signed in the near future.

    L&T has been active in India’s nuclear construction sector and in 2009, the Mumbai-based company signed an agreement with Westinghouse to manufacture and sell its AP1000 nuclear reactor that runs on pressurised water technology. The construction major works closely with NPCIL on other power projects. L&T says that it “has been playing a vital role in India’s nuclear power sector over the past five decades, with its expertise and inhouse capabilities to construct critical and complex structures.”

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    Department of Atomic Energy15-March, 2017 16:10 IST
    Third Generation Nuclear Reactors

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has designed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) for utilisation of Thorium. This reactor has several passive safety systems and runs on coolant flow by natural circulation. It meets all the post Fukushima requirements and can withstand severe accidents without exposing radiation in the environment. It meets all the safety features of 3rd generation reactors. AHWR design has been reviewed by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has accorded pre-licensing approval. Government of India has given ‘in principle’ approval for constructing AHWR in Tarapur, Maharashtra.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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    I am looking forward to this one....I expect it to be operational by 2025-2030....It will be one of a kind (or one of a few ) when it's completed.
     
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    Govt sets target to triple nuclear power generation by 2024
    Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh said a number of steps have been taken by the Narendra Modi government to fast-track all ongoing nuclear projects and setting up of new plants in different parts of the country.[​IMG]
     
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