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WestingHouse willing to continue with N project: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said that WestingHouse has expressed willingness to continue with the Kovadda nuclear plant.

The statement came amid reports claiming that Japanese conglomerate Corp, which had stake in WestingHouse (WEC), is planning to withdraw from its lead role in building nuclear plants in and

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said discussion on the techno-commercial offer between the state- owned Nuclear Power Corporation of (NPCIL) and WestingHouse Electric Company are on.

The Department of Atomic Energy comes under the PMO.

"NPCIL is in discussions with WEC, which has expressed willingness to continue with the proposed project in India," Singh said.

WEC is to build six AP-1000 reactors with a capacity of 1208 MW at Kovadda in Corp is reportedly planning to withdraw from its lead role in projects to build nuclear plants in and

had become one of the nuclear sector's biggest players with the purchase of WestingHouse in 2006.

In response to another question, Singh said the (BARC) has designed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) for utilisation of thorium and the has accorded in-principle approval for constructing the AHWR in Tarapur in Maharashtra.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 19:57 IST