French state-run power utility EDF and American conglomerate General Electric (GE) have signed strategic cooperation agreement with State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to build for construction of 6 EPR (European Pressurized Reactors) type nuclear reactors of capacity 1,650 megawatt (MW) each at Jaitapur nuclear plant in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra.
This strategic cooperation agreement is for a long-term partnership for construction of conventional island on each of 6 reactor units of Jaitapur nuclear plant.
Under the Agreement, GE Power will design conventional island for the plant and supply its main components.
EDF will supply EPR technology and will be responsible for building and coordinating industrial partners for this project. It will be responsible for engineering integration covering entire project (nuclear island, conventional island and auxiliary systems) and will provide all the requisite input data.
Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant s proposed 9900 MW nuclear power project to come at Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. The state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) is builder and operator of this plant. It will be built under Indo-France Civil Nuclear Deal signed in December 2010.