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The Way Ahead – Nuclear Commerce

Commerce is the way ahead, particularly, nuclear commerce. Progress is partly trade and commerce. Trade and commerce requires connectivity, by road, rail, air and sea. Trade and commerce is a byproduct of demand and supply, and there is plenty of demand for clean energy. Traders in the guise of individuals, corporations, and governments indulge in commerce to expand their economies. That ...

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Nuclear Projects Delayed

India’s nuclear politics was in the limelight again, and not for the best of reasons. More than five years after it signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC), India ratified the insurance pooling agreement, which pertains to civil liability in the event of a nuclear accident in any of the acceding countries. Prima facie, this was a good move, bringing ...

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India Amongst Nuke Haves

INDIA AMONGST NUKE HAVES Amar Nararen   Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity. As of 2013, India has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in seven nuclear power plants, having an installed capacity of 5780 MW and producing a total of 30,292.91 GWh of electricity.   While six more reactors are ...

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First Russian-Designed N-Reactor Launch Delayed

The launch of the first reactor of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant which was being built on a Russian design in India, has been postponed from December 2009 to 2010, a senior Indian nuclear official said. Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL) S. K. Jain, said recently that the delay was due to the need to make ...

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Economic Survey Favours 49 pc FDI in N-Power Plants

The Indian Finance Ministry’s Economic Survey (2008-09) has proposed the private sector’s entry into nuclear power generation with a foreign direct investment (FDI) component of 49 percent to widen the energy portfolio of the country. It has further proposed that the inefficient monopoly of state electricity boards be broken by creating a competitive electricity market through quicker operationalisation of open ...

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Koodankulam N-power complex to have eight 1,000 MW reactors

Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) Chairman and Managing Director S K Jain has said that the Koodankulam power plant would have eight 1,000 MW reactors. He was speaking at the conclusion of the 22nd joint coordination committee meeting with a visiting Russian delegation of nuclear experts at Tirunelveli in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu recently. Jain said, ...

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Areva fortifies Indian base, now ready to supply N-reactors

Areva T&D India, the Indian arm of the French energy firm Areva SA, is keenly eyeing the newly opened business opportunity in the nuclear power sector in India. In three years, the company has managed to make a strong presence across all segments of the industry – manufacturing, transmission and distribution. Now it wants to supply nuclear reactors. Areva was ...

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Areva fortifies Indian base, now ready to supply N-reactors

Areva T&D India, the Indian arm of the French energy firm Areva SA, is keenly eyeing the newly opened business opportunity in the nuclear power sector in India. In three years, the company has managed to make a strong presence across all segments of the industry – manufacturing, transmission and distribution. Now it wants to supply nuclear reactors. Areva was ...

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Russia Delivers First Batch of Nuclear Fuel Pellets to India

Russia’s TVEL, a subsidiary of state-controlled nuclear power company Atomenergoprom, has delivered its first shipment of uranium fuel pellets to India for Indian heavy-water reactors on 10 April, 2009, under a new contract. This followed the arrival of 60 tonnes of uranium ore at the Nuclear Fuel Complex on March 31st, 2009 from France marked the beginning of long term ...

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Race for Indian N-business hots up

The race among countries for getting nuclear business in India is hotting up with delegations rushing to India to discuss opportunities in this field. While France has already walked away with a contract in the multi-billion dollar industry, high-level delegations from Britain and Canada were in Kolkata recently to interact with Indian side to explore possibilities for cooperation in the ...

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