FRANCE'S NUCLEAR FOR INDIA
PEI - May 11, 2021 - French multinational energy company EDF has submitted its offer to provide assistance in the construction of some six nuclear reactors in the Indian province of Maharashtra.
The French binding techno-commercial offer has been submitted to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and includes EDF providing the Indian nuclear electricity generator with engineering studies and equipment for the construction of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant.
Once complete, the 9.6GWe Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant would be the most powerful in the world, will generate up to 75TWh per year and cover the annual consumption of 70 million Indian households while avoiding the emission of 80 million tons of CO2 per year.
The development follows the Indian and French governments signing the Industrial Way Forward Agreement on 10 March 2018 to enable cooperation between the two countries, thereby improving the energy sector and economies through knowledge and technology sharing.
Discussions between EDF, partners and the NPCIL will soon take place enabling the development and signing of a binding framework agreement.