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India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Secretary K N Vyas told India Energy Forum's Nuclear Conclave on 18 October that, to increase standardisation and bring modularity in building atomic power reactors, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is going for fleet mode construction for future projects. He said 17 new reactors are now in the pipeline, with seven already under construction. India plans to build 21 new nuclear power units by 2030, DAE said last year, and work has been going on as per schedule. "We are going in for fleet mode for construction, thereby reducing construction costs and speeding up construction time," added Vyas, who is also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-goes-for-fleet-mode-construction-7470047

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


Suppliers of component to India's nuclear energy sector will not be subject to India's Liability Law, Sekhar Basu, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, said on 3 November.

Date: Thursday, 05 November 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-makes-concessions-on-liability-4712316