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Nuclear Power, NTPC to set up JV for power plants

business Updated: Feb 15, 2009 15:10 IST

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Public sector firms Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and NTPC on Saturday signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) to incorporate a joint venture for setting up nuclear power plants.

The MoU was signed here by S K Jain, Chairman and Managing Director of NPCIL and his NTPC counterpart R S Sharma in the presence of Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh and Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar.

As per the agreement, the joint venture will have 51:49 share holding between NPCIL and NTPC.

NTPC will invest around Rs 1,000 crore for setting up nuclear power plants of at least 2, 000 MW capacity, according to Sharma.

The proposed company will employ the indigenous technology of NPCIL which uses natural uranium and heavy water.