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India plans to build 6 nuclear reactors with the help of France

French multinational energy company EDF has submitted its proposal to assist in the construction of some six nuclear reactors in Maharashtra. 

The French binding techno-commercial offer has been submitted to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and includes EDF providing the Indian nuclear electricity generator with engineering studies and equipment for the construction of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant. 

This 9.6 GWe Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant once completed would be the most powerful in the world. It will generate up to 75 TWh per year and cover the annual consumption of 70 million Indian households avoiding the emission of 80 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. 

EDF, partners, and the NPCIL will soon exchange their views enabling the development and signing of a binding framework agreement. EDF will associate with Framatome and GE Steam Power to provide the engineering studies and equipment required for the nuclear plants. EDF will also provide training services for the operation and maintenance of the nuclear reactors whilst NPCIL will be responsible for the construction and the commissioning of each of the six units.  

EDF in association with the International Institute of Nuclear Energy and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute will establish a centre of excellence in India aiming to train engineers and technicians for the project. 

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