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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has witnessed the start of fuel loading at the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. The PFBR is a 500 MWe sodium-cooled fast breeder nuclear reactor being constructed at Kokkilamedu, near Kalpakkam. The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) designed the reactor based on the decades of experience gained from operating the lower power Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR).

Date: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-loading-begins-at-indias-pfbr-11572275

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed the start of fuel loading at the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. Fast breeder reactors form the second stage of India's three-stage nuclear programme.

Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-loading-begins-at-Indian-fast-breeder-reactor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation the Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam in Chengalpattu district. The DFPR was built at a cost of about INR4bn ($48m) and is the world's only industrial-scale plant capable of handling both carbide and oxide used fuels from fast reactors, according to an official statement.

Date: Thursday, 11 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindian-pm-dedicates-demonstration-fuel-reprocessing-plant-to-nation-11425550

The Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) is a precursor to large-scale plants for the reprocessing of fast reactor fuel.

Date: Friday, 05 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Indian-PM-dedicates-demonstration-reprocessing-pla

Installed nuclear capacity is set to more than triple by 2031, and nuclear power plants are likely to generate about 9% of the country's electricity by 2047, according to Minister of State Jitendra Singh. India's nuclear power plants generated more than 3% of its electricity last year - despite representing only 1.6% of the country's installed capacity.

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Indian-minister-eyes-9-nuclear-share-by-2047

India's fast breeder test reactor (FBTR) has reached its full 40 MWt design power level for the first time, more than 35 years since it first started operating. The test reactor, which has an underpinning role in India's preparation for a thorium-based closed fuel cycle, had previously been limited to 32 MWt.

Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Indian-test-reactor-reaches-operation-landmark

India’s Minister of State in the Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy, Jitendra Singh, said India's present nuclear power capacity of 6780MWe is planned to be increased to 22,480MWe by 2031.

Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-to-boost-nuclear-power-capacity-to-225gw-by-2031-9337025

India's Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), currently under construction at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, is currently targeted for completion in October 2022, Minister of State Jitendra Singh has told the Lok Sabha. Singh also said Kudankulam units 3 and 4 are expected to be completed in 2023.

Date: Friday, 17 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Minister-foresees-2022-completion-date-for-Indian

India’s Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) signed a four-year INR7.64bn ($120m) contract with Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) on 8 August for the construction of a fuel cycle plant for fast reactors in Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. The work includes construction of nuclear safety compliant structures for fast breeder reactor fuel processing plant, and associated civil, electrical and mechanical works.

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscontract-awarded-for-indias-fast-reactor-fuel-plant-5905974

India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) told the Deccan Herald on 18 April that the middle of 2018 was now being looked at as a more realistic target for commissioning the 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under construction at the Madras Atomic Power Station in Kalpakkam.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-for-indias-fast-reactor-5790363