12 Atomic power units to come up by 2012: NPCIL

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 00:49

Kota: The Nuclear Power
Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) will install 12 atomic
units in the country by the 2012, its Chairman-cum-Managing
Director Dr S N Jain has said.

Of these, six units would be set up in technical
collaboration with American companies and the remaining six
units be set up with indigenous technology, Jain told
reporters at Rajasthan Atomic Power Stations campus in
Rawatbhata town yesterday.

The capacity of these units would be 1000 to 10,000
megawatts, the CMD said.

Jain said that work on the first stage of setting up
of the four units of 70 MWS would begin, though out of them
two had already commemced in Fatehpur in Haryana and Chutks in
Jabalpur.

He said that big deposits of uranium had been recently
discovered in Africa, Namibia, and Nigeria, and talks were on
with these countries for purchase of uranium mine by India
there.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 00:49
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