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World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:36:22 AM »
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The world’s biggest nuclear plant looks set to be built in India following the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between energy giants GE and EDF....

...The massive project will see the construction of six EPR reactors at a site in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, India.
A joint statement from the two companies set out the terms of the proposed project:
“This agreement lays the foundations for a long-term partnership concerning the construction of the conventional island on each of the 6 reactor units. GE Power will design the conventional for the Jaitapur nuclear plant and supply its main components. The company will also provide operational support services and a training programme to respond to the requirements of NPCIL, the Indian owner and operator of the future nuclear power plant currently under discussion. EDF will be responsible for engineering integration covering the entire project (nuclear island, conventional island and auxiliary systems) and will provide all the requisite input data.”...

https://www.energyvoice.com/promoted/178874/worlds-biggest-nuclear-plant-to-be-built-in-india/




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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 12:01:56 PM »
Given their history of sweatshop disasters and events like Union Carbide in Bohpal, this ought to be nice and safe.
I disagree.  Circle gets the square.

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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 01:46:01 PM »
Given their history of sweatshop disasters and events like Union Carbide in Bohpal, this ought to be nice and safe.
Hogwash.
The EPR reactors are next generation plants. They are designed to be brought to a safe condition without any operator intervention, in the event something goes wrong. We've learned a lot since Three Mile Island and Fukushima. And it is silly to compare the safety standards of a European designed nuclear power plant and a third world chemical plant - apples and oranges.

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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 01:47:34 PM »
Given their history of sweatshop disasters and events like Union Carbide in Bohpal, this ought to be nice and safe.

GE/Hitachi is building it. This will be next generation, top notch.

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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 03:42:58 PM »
Back in 2010 this was going to be Areva from France, not GE.

Areva and NPCIL Sign Nuclear Agreement
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704156304576002761899077484

Long time coming just to get started.
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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 12:14:46 AM »
Back in 2010 this was going to be Areva from France, not GE.

Areva and NPCIL Sign Nuclear Agreement
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704156304576002761899077484

Long time coming just to get started.
Word is that all the major suppliers will get a piece of the pie in India.

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Re: World’s biggest nuclear plant to be built in India
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 01:36:19 AM »
Good.  The rolling daily blackouts are a major pain in India.  Not enough power to supply the demand, and no decent crews to keep connections up and running.

It will be interesting to see what states are provided the power from these plants considering the poorer scheduled caste states are purposefully left in squalor and poverty as is their culture and religion.

I had a saying when I lived there that we will know when Jesus comes back before we know when the power will come back on in India.
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