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US to Build UAEs 1st N-Power Plant

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would have its first nuclear power plant ready in 2015 – a target the IAEA describes as optimistic, an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency said recently. U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to a nuclear energy deal with the UAE potentially worth billions to U.S. energy companies despite protests from some quarters regarding the ...

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GEH in pacts with NPCIL & BHEL for building ABWR N-power plants

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), a joint venture between GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry, has recently signed initial pacts with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in, New Delhi for the construction of an advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) power station in this country. Under the preliminary agreements, ...

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Babcock & Wilcox to Market Smaller N-Power Reactors

Babcock & Wilcox, a large construction and energy development company based in the United States, has planned a “major commercial nuclear power product announcement” soon. Two nuclear industry experts said it was a reactor, albeit one that is different from those currently in the market.The nuclear energy recovery is so far going on slowly, but the reactor models that utilities ...

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BHEL in Tech Transfer Deal with UK N-Component Firm

India’s state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) and Sheffield Forgemasters of UK have made a technology transfer deal concerning large power plant components, wherein BHEL will buy technology ..  and expertise from Sheffield Forgemasters, over a 10-year period, the British company has said.  It will also oversee the construction of new steel-making and forging facilities for hydro, nuclear and thermal ...

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GEH in pacts with NPCIL & BHEL for building ABWR N-power plants

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), a joint venture between GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry, has recently signed initial pacts with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in, New Delhi for the construction of an advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) power station in this country. Under the preliminary agreements, ...

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Areva meets UK suppliers on massive new build N-plan

Nuclear reactor designer Areva met with potential UK suppliers in Birmingham at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham recently, which was the official start of Areva’s efforts to engage with the latter. Areva’s EPR reactor is one of two reactors expected to be built in the UK as part of the Government’s £40bn new build nuclear programme. Areva has already ...

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Areva & Mitsubishi Sign Fuel Fabrication Pact

Areva and Mitsubishi, the French and Japanese corporate giants respectively have signed a nuclear agreement recently in Paris to set up a joint venture company in the nuclear fuel fabrication business. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Materials Corp (MMC), Mitsubishi Corp (MC) and Areva signed the shareholders agreement at the same time to form the joint venture company. The partners ...

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Three Indian PSUs to Set Up JV to Export 220-mw N-Power Plants

Three Indian public sector companies have decided to set up a joint venture for the export of nuclear power reactors. The Minister of State for Commerce, Industry and Power Jairam Ramesh said recently in a newspaper interview that a number of countries with small electricity grids were open to India setting up nuclear power reactors that generate 220 MW of ...

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Hindujas in talks with potential partners

The Hinduja Group, one of the largest non-resident Indian business conglomerates, is considering broadening the scope of its investments in India to include nuclear power plants and to set up them in collaboration with foreign partners. The Group is also confident that India can withstand the current global economic downturn and continue to attract foreign investments. Group Chairman S P ...

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BHEL bags contract for 500 mw nuclear plant in TN

Of the 17 nuclear power generating units in the country, BHEL’s contribution is 3,280 mw, 80% of India’s installed nuclear capacity of 4,120 mw. India’s State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has recently announced that it bagged a contract for 500 mw nuclear power plant at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, being set up by Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (BNVL). “Under international ...

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