Kalpakkam to have Two More Fast Breeder Reactors
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.