Indian infrastructure company Tata Projects has secured a $321m contract from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) for the construction of a 1400MW power plant, made up of two 700MW facilities.
The work will include the construction of the main plant buildings, structures and other associated works of Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) 1 and 2.
GHAVP is a 2800MW nuclear power facility with 4 units with a 700MW capacity. It will be built in the state of Haryana, Northern India.
The project will be built in two phases, the first with an installed capacity of 1400MW is expected to be completed by 2021, after which the second phase of the plant will begin.
Tata Projects Industrial Systems COO Satyanarayana K said: “This order is a reflection of the high-quality work undertaken by Tata Projects over the years.
“Once completed, this project will provide much-needed power supply to the region and ensure developmental initiatives receive an impetus. Tata Projects believes that nuclear projects provide a clean source of power thereby ensuring a more environmentally friendly future.”
The company said that the nuclear power sector is a technology-intensive industry where execution expertise is essential.
Tata Projects provides turnkey solutions for the construction of power generation plants, power transmission & distribution systems, water and waste management as well as several other systems.
In May 2017, NPCIL received government approval to build ten new units of locally-designed pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR).
The PHWRs were designed and developed by NPCIL, with support from other units of the Indian Department of Atomic Energy.