Kal­pakkam to have Two More Fast Breeder Re­ac­tors

The Economic Times - - Economy: Macro, Micro & More -

The De­part­ment of Atomic En­ergy will con­struct two Pro­to­type Fast Breeder Re­ac­tors (PFBR) of 600 MW each at Kal­pakkam in Tamil Nadu, be­sides the present one of 500 MW ca­pac­ity which is ex­pected to go fully func­tional by Oc­to­ber, the gov­ern­ment said on Thurs­day. “All the con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties of PFBR have been com­pleted and the in­te­grated com­mis­sion­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have started. PFBR is ex­pected to go fully func­tional by Oc­to­ber 2017. This de­lay is pri­mar­ily due to aug­men­ta­tion of cer­tain ad­di­tional as­sess­ments and checks on the in­stalled equip­ment prior to com­mence­ment of their com­mis­sion­ing,” Ji­ten­dra Singh, min­is­ter of state in the PMO, which looks af­ter the De­part­ment of Atomic En­ergy, said in a writ­ten re­ply in Ra­jya Sabha. The 500 MW PFBR will be the first PFBR in the world for commerical use.

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