An agreement has been signed, for construction of 6 EPR type nuclear reactors at Maharashtra’s Jaitapur, between French state-run power utility EDF and American conglomerate General Electric (GE), the companies said in a joint announcement on Tuesday.
The EPR is a third-generation pressurized water reactor (PWR) design whose earlier versions are in use in some nuclear plants in the country. State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) will be the builder and operator of the Jaitapur plant.
“EDF and GE Power will move forward with the work currently being performed to freeze the projects technical options, fine-tune industrial arrangements between both companies and finalize the design-engineering and procurement schedule,” it added.
Under the terms of the agreement signed with NPCIL, EDF will supply EPR technology and will be responsible for building and coordinating industrial partners for this project.