NPCI had opened bids for EPC tenders related to the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power project (1,000 MW each). RInfra emerged as the lowest bidder beating Tata Projects and Larsen & Toubro. The project duration is estimated at 56 months. The project entails the design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, erection and construction, testing, commissioning, handing over and performance guarantee of common services, systems, structures and components for the plant in Tamil Nadu.
This move is part of the government’s push into increasing the generation of nuclear power. The government has already approved 10 new nuclear reactors this year. The pressurized heavy-water reactors (PHWRs) have an aggregated capacity of about 700 MW. India plans to have a nuclear power generation capacity of 63,000 MW by 2030, from its existing levels of 6,780 MW.