Published On:May 20 2009
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L&T, GE Hitachi sign deal for nuclear reactors

Mumbai: Larsen & Toubro and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up boiling water reactor BWR) and advanced boiling water reactor(ABWR) nuclear power plants.

The GEH-L&T deal will establish an extensive network of local suppliers for building a ABWR power station in India. It will also gear up to meet India's power needs through nuclear energy.

The GEH ABWR technology is the only commercially proven Generation III advanced reactor design with four units in operation and another four under construction.

L&T has also signed an MoU with the Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) for cooperation in Advanced CANDU Reactor ACR1000 and setting up of nuclear power plants in India.

In January 2009, L&T signed an MoU with US-based Westinghouse Electric Company, for building 1,000 MW pressurised nuclear power plants in India.

L&T has also inked another deal with Atomstroyexport (ASE) of Russia for cooperation on Russia made reactors — VVER 1000 for resolving issues on equipment and other services for four additional reactors KK3-6 at Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu.

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