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Over 4,000 tonnes uranium imported for n-reactors since 2008

Annual fuel requirement of seven Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors under IAEA Plan is 315 MT at 85% plant load factor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Around 4,458 metric tonnes of has been imported to fuel in the country since 2008, the government today said. Of the 4,458 MT, India ordered 2,058 MT of from M/s Tvel Corporation of Russia, followed by 2100 MT from M/s NAC Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan from 2008 till date, Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Department of Atomic Energy, said in a written response to a question in today. India ordered 300 MT between in 2008-09 and 2009-10, from France. The annual fuel requirement of seven operating Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) under the Safeguard Separation Plan is around 315 MT for operation at 85 per cent plant load factor. "The fuel supply for Tarapur Atomic Power Station, unit 1 and 2 and Nuclear Power Plant unit 1 and 2 are covered under life time fuel supply commitment included in the agreement with the suppliers of the reactors," Singh said.

First Published: Thu, December 11 2014. 16:22 IST
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