Indian nuclear supply chain benefits from sector boost

Ten reactors were recently approved.

Orders for a wave of new reactors to be constructed in India will give a boost to the efficiency of th country's nuclear supply chain, Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said. Ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors were recently approved, while construction has already started on two VVERs with Russian cooperation.

In answer to a written question to the Lok Sabah, India's lower house, Singh confirmed that the 500 MWe prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam would start up this year. He also noted continuing construction of four 700 MWe PHWRs, two at Kakrapar in Gujurat and two at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan.