GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, provider of advanced and sophisticated technology for nuclear energy, has said recently that it will develop nuclear plants in India in collaboration with engineering and construction company Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a nuclear power plant development agreement with L & T, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said.
Under the agreement, GEH and L&T will plan for the construction and engineering management resources that will be needed to build the proposed Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) for nuclear power station, it said.
GEH will serve as the technology provider of certain ABWR nuclear island equipment and components, as well as related engineering and technical advisory services.
“The agreement with L&T is an important step in gearing up to meet the country’s power needs through nuclear energy,” GE Energy (India, Srilanka & Bangladesh) CEO, Kishore Jayaraman said. GEH is in discussions with NPCIL for selecting the site to set up the potential multi-unit ABWR plant.
In March 2009, GEH announced an ABWR development agreement with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), India’s only nuclear utility, operating 17 reactors.