Overview :

NPCIL is engaged in design, construction, commissioning, operation and upgradation of nuclear power reactors. Safety is given overriding priority in all facets of nuclear power reactors. At present, NPCIL operates 24 nuclear power reactors (including Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit-1, 100 MW PHWR, owned by DAE and managed by NPCIL, which is under long shutdown) with an installed capacity of 8180 MW. Currently NPCIL is constructing eight Reactors (6800 MW) comprising of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP) Unit-7&8 (2x700 MW, PHWRs), KKNPP-3&4 (2 x 1000 MW, LWRs), KKNPP-5&6 (2 x 1000 MW, LWRs) and Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana(GHAVP) Unit-1&2 (2x700 MW PHWRs) which are under various stages of construction. In respect of ten 700 MW PHWRs in fleet mode, having Administrative Approval and Financial Sanction of the GoI, various preparatory activities such as land acquisition and R&R, Environmental clearance, procurement activities of long delivery equipment, studies for regulatory clearances, site infrastructure development, public outreach, tendering for main plant civil works etc. are in various stages of progress. With progressive completion of all the above project units, NPCIL’s total installed capacity is envisaged to reach 21980 MW by 2031-32.

Site infrastructure development, regulatory clearances, public outreach etc. and various techno commercial discussions for setting up large sized imported light water reactors (LWRs) based on international co-operation are in progress for Jaitapur site in Maharashtra and Kovvada site in Andhra Pradesh.