Advanced reactors and nuclear services provider GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said on Tuesday the company will help in developing nuclear plants in India in collaboration with engineering and construction company Larsen & Toubro.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a nuclear power plant development agreement with Larsen & Toubro for construction and development of engineering management resources needed to build the proposed advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) for nuclear power stations in India.
GEH will serve as the technology provider of certain ABWR nuclear island equipment and components, as well as related engineering and technical advisory services. “GEH is in discussions with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for selecting the site to set up the potential multi-unit ABWR plant," said Kishore Jayaraman, CEO, GE Energy (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
In March 2009, GEH announced an ABWR development agreement with NPCIL, the country’s only nuclear utility, operating 17 reactors.