India Begins Construction of 700MW Nuclear Plant

17 July 2011 (Last Updated July 17th, 2011 18:30)

India has commenced work to build a 700MW indigenous pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in the state of Rajasthan. The new reactor will be RAPS’ seventh plant and has an installed capacity of 1,180 MW from six existing units.

India has commenced work to build a 700MW indigenous pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in the state of Rajasthan.

The new reactor will be RAPS’ seventh plant and has an installed capacity of 1,180 MW from six existing units.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India has designed the reactor, which is expected to be completed in the next five years.

Commercial operations are set to begin in June 2016, reports The Times of India.