Government Approves Mega-Project for 10 Indigenous Reactors
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) Units 3 & 4 under construction
Government of India has approved construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) as a single project of total installed capacity of 7000 MW.
The decision to build 10 reactors in a fleet mode is among the most visionary steps taken by the Government in recent years to help the Department of Atomic Energy in fulfilling its mandate for accelerated expansion of nuclear power in the country.
As a fully indigenous project, the construction of these 10 PHWRs with state-of-the-art technology and highest standards of safety strongly symbolises the Department of Atomic Energy’s emphasis on “Make in India” together with scientific and technological excellence. The project will reinvigorate the Indian industry, and add strength to India’s credentials as a major nuclear manufacturing country.
The Government’s decision also marks a statement of strong belief in the capability of India’s scientific community to build our technological capacities. The design and development of this project is a testament to the rapid advances achieved by India’s nuclear scientific community and industry. It underscores the mastery our nuclear scientists have attained over all aspects of indigenous PHWR technology. India’s record of building and operating PHWR reactors over the last nearly forty years is globally acclaimed.
The Department of Atomic Energy feels privileged to have been entrusted with this task and will do its utmost to meet the expectations of the nation by ensuring effective, efficient and timely implementation of this mega-project.