Construction of nuclear fuel complex begins

  • Aabshar H Quazi, Hindustan Times, Kota
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2015 13:12 IST

Construction of the country’s second Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) has begun at Rawatbhata town in Chittorgarh district, the site director of Rajasthan Atomic Power station said on Thursday.

The grading (leveling) work and construction of the boundary wall got underway a few days back and it is likely to complete by 2018, he said. Site director, SK Sharma said that once the NFC plant is complete it will be the second in the country after the one in Hyderabad. The construction work is being carried out by a private firm in Rawatbhata, which already houses the country’s biggest power plant - Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant.

Site in-charge, Pratap said that the primary construction work has begun in the site, which according to sources will approximately cost Rs. 24,000 crore.

According to sources, the NFC would be constructed in around 100 acres of land and it will process raw Uranium fuel into nuclear fuel bundles which consequently would be used for nuclear power generation in the nuclear power plants.

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