NPCIL

  • Nuclear liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company (GIC) to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country. "This is preliminary work. We have asked GIC to prepare a product that can be...
  • Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environment Ministry's conditional nod December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod. The decision to recommend green clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) proposal for setting...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity October 29, 2013

    The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Monday fed the southern power grid with 20 per cent of its rated capacity at an average, stated a report on Tuesday. The 1,000 MW unit, which was re-synchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power at...
  • Kudankulam plant unit 1 synchronised with southern power grid October 22, 2013

    Chennai: The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was on Tuesday synchronised with the southern power grid, marking a major milestone in power generation of the ambitious Indo-Russian nuclear collaboration in Tamil Nadu. "The synchronisation of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was done at 2:45 am....
  • Kundankulam likely to generate power in a month September 28, 2013

    Chennai: With fine-tuning of systems still on, power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to happen in October-end or November, a senior official said on Saturday. "Fine-tuning of systems are on. WE have gone up to 20 per cent/200 MW power...
  • Cabinet clears N-Liability Clause before PM's UNGA visit September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Just hours before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for the USA, the Cabinet Committee on Security cleared the contentious Nuclear Liability Clause, paving the way for signing of agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and America's Westinghouse. The clause dilutes the Nuclear Liability Law by which...
  • PM to leave for UNGA today, likely to hold talks with Nawaz Sharif September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will leave for the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared the way for a civilian nuclear deal on Tuesday evening between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal September 22, 2013

    India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's (6502.T) US nuclear unit...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "close to" clinching the commercial aspect of its civil nuclear deal with the US and is addressing the concerns of US suppliers over its nuclear liability law, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Friday. Menon, asked if India was close to clinching the commercial...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? September 20, 2013

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • Controversy erupts over Indo-US nuke deal ahead of PM's visit to Washington September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company...
  • Nuclear commercial deal hasn't been signed: Govt sources September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to the US, the government is clearing the decks to take the Indo-US nuclear negotiations further, which has been stalled over America's objections to the civil nuclear liabilities law. Government sources say that the nuclear commercial deal has not been signed, but...
  • Nuclear fission is progressing smoothly in Kudankulam plant July 14, 2013

    Chennai: The nuclear reactor at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is functioning well after it began nuclear fission process for the first time on Saturday night, a senior official said on Sunday. "Everything is progressing in a normal manner. The reactor is functioning well as per expectations," RS Sundar, site director...
  • Commissioning of Kudankulam N-plant likely to get delayed May 14, 2013

    Chennai: India's atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has shifted the commissioning of the first 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to June 2013. According to NPCIL's website, the first unit, whose physical progress is at 99.66 per cent, will be commissioned...
  • India keen to start using EPR reactor, says Areva January 17, 2013

    Paris: Negotiations about the sale of two French nuclear reactors to India are at an advanced stage and Indian authorities are keen to start using French nuclear technology, reactor builder Areva said on Wednesday. A deal with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) would be a major breakthrough for...
  • Kudankulam: HC verdict on PIL today August 29, 2012

    Chennai: The Madras High Court is expected to deliver its verdict on a PIL seeking fresh environment clearance before the Kudankulam Nuclear plant is commissioned. The PIL has sought that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited get a fresh environment clearance for the project. The petition has also sought a stay...
  • Kudankulum plant likely to be commissioned today August 25, 2012

    Chennai: The controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is likely to be commissioned on Saturday. Locals have been protesting against the establishment of the plant. Activist Aruna Roy had also written a letter to UPA chief Sonia Gandhi demanding a halt in the plant's installation. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa...
  • TN: Jaya demands 1,000 MW power from KNPP unit August 19, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) for the state. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the chief minister cited the imminent loading of the fuel in...
  • Kudankulam to be fuelled by mid-August August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kundankulam nuclear reactor would be fuelled by mid-August, according to a report. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is hopeful of soon getting clearance from the sectoral regulator to fuel the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a senior official said. "We had two detailed...
  • NPCIL denies any accident at Kudankulam May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: There was no accident at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) as has been made out in some quarters, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) asserted on Tuesday. N. Nagaich, Executive Director (Corporate Planning & Communications), said in a statement that some miscreants have been spreading rumours through...
  • No quake effect on N-plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The two earthquakes that jolted Maharashtra on Saturday had no impact on nuclear power plants in the state, India's nuclear operator said. "No effect was felt at any of the nuclear power plants and all the reactors continue to operate normally," S Krishnamurthy, Executive Director (Operations) of Nuclear Power...
  • Country will have 60 N-plants by 2035: NPCIL April 2, 2012

    Chennai: India will have at least 60 nuclear reactors by 2035, SK Jain, Chairman & Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), said in Chennai on Saturday. He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the city to address a one-day awareness programme on...
  • India looking to localise 45 pc in Kudankulam units 3, 4 March 28, 2012

    Chennai: India is looking to localise up to 45 per cent of work in the third and fourth units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant after working closely with Russian experts in the first two units, a senior official said on Tuesday. "It is a repeat of Kudankulam 1...
  • India's N-plants produce 32,000 mn units of power March 27, 2012

    Chennai: India on Tuesday achieved a milestone in nuclear power generation, touching 32,000 million units, a target that nuclear operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) had set for this fiscal. "We had our annual target of electricity production, which we met today(Tuesday). We achieved 32,000 million units on Tuesday...
  • NPCIL losing Rs 5 cr daily due to Kudankulam delay March 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is losing nearly Rs 5 crore everyday due to the delay in commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu because of protests from locals, a senior official said on Friday. "With the delay in commissioning of the project, we are losing...
  • NPCIL transfers engineers from Kudankulam January 9, 2012

    Chennai: In order to put into productive use its engineers at the stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has started transferring them to other upcoming projects in India, an official said on Monday. "It has been three months since the work at the...
  • Jaitapur: why protests against nuclear plant September 15, 2011

    Jaitapur: Jaitapur - the site for India's largest nuclear power plant has taken a violent turn. Thousands of farmers are agitating that the land classified in government reports as barren in fact is one of the most fertile and rich home to cashew and mango plantations. And the fishermen of Sankri...