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NPCIL – Kovvada Nuclear Power Plant 7,200 MW – Andhra Pradesh - Project Profile

NPCIL – Kovvada Nuclear Power Plant 7,200 MW – Andhra Pradesh - Project Profile


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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is planning to construct a nuclear power complex in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The project involves the construction of a 7,200MW nuclear power plant on 637ha of land. It includes AP-1000 six nuclear reactors with a power generating capacity of 1,200MW each.

The project includes the construction of a powerhouse, nuclear waste collector units, water treatment systems, desalination plant with 69,000 Million litre per day (MLD), substations and a township for employees on 141ha of land, the installation of pressure vessel, generators, moisture separator reheaters and safety systems, and the laying of transmission lines.

GE-Hitachi and NPCIL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2009 for project implementation. Under this agreement, the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactors (ESBWR) will be supplied by GE Hitachi.

In January 2011, the revenue authorities started land survey and oceanography department analysed the weather conditions of sea.

In June 2011, the Central government approved the project after a review of safety aspects following the tsunami-linked nuclear disaster in Japan.

In August 2011, the Ministry for Environment directed NPCIL to conduct fresh surveys for the project.

On December 27, 2011, the state government issued an order to acquire 1,000ha of land from farmers and fishers.

In March 2013, land acquisition process was placed on hold.

In November 2013, the project was facing delay due to opposition from local residents in regards to the acquisition of land.

In April 2015, the project secured in-principle approval from the Government of India.

On September 21, 2015, GE Hitachi has ruled out its participation in India's civil nuclear programme citing risks over liability issues due to which the agreement between GE Hitachi and NPCIL for the proposed project is facing delay.

NPCIL agreed to provide US$181 million as an advance for the rehabilitation and resettlement package (R&R package). NPCIL will provide US$75 million initially and the remaining US$106 million is expected in near future.

In March 2016, NPCIL completed environment impact assessment (EIA) studies for Unit I of the project.

Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) is appointed to undertake social impact assessment study.

In June 2016, NPCIL awarded reactors supply contract to Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse Electric, as GE-Hitachi was not showing interest in the project.

A public hearing for the land acquisition and environmental clearance process is expected to be conducted.

In November 2016, the draft social impact assessment (SIA) and social impact management (SIMP) reports was submitted by Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI).

In December 2016, NPCIL secured approvals from the government to increase the capacity of the project.

On April 20, 2017, the Andhra Pradesh government issued a notification for land acquisition for the project.

In June 2017, the project secured funding from US ExIm Bank.

Fresh Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and public consultation process is underway and NPCIL is in the process of selecting the partner for developing the project and it would be finalised within a year.


The project involves the construction of a 7,200MW nuclear power plant on 839.5ha of land at Kovvada in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The US$20,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 6x1, 200MW units

2. Construction of nuclear waste collector units

3. Construction of desalination plant with 69,000 Million liters per day (MLD)

4. Construction of a township for employees

5. Installation of pressure vessel

6. Installation of nuclear reactors

7. Installation of generators

8. Installation of moisture separator reheaters

9. Installation of safety systems

10. Laying of transmission linesReasons To Buy

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