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NPCIL/NALCO – Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant Expansion 1400 MW – Gujarat - Project Profile

NPCIL/NALCO – Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant Expansion 1400 MW – Gujarat - Project Profile


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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and National Aluminum Co. Ltd (NALCO) are jointly undertaking the construction of additional power generation units to the existing nuclear power plant in the proximity of the city of Vyara in the state of Gujarat, India.

The project involves the construction of 1,400MW nuclear power plant by adding third- and fourth-unit each with a capacity of 700MW.

It includes the installation of turbines and generators, a moisture separator, re-heaters and a condenser and the laying of transmission lines.

In April 2007, NPCIL and NALCO secured approval for the project.

In March 2009, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) were awarded contracts by NPCIL to supply the steam generators for new reactors. The contracts, each worth some US$68.45 million, are for the manufacture and supply of a total of eight steam generators, for use in the primary cycle of the two 700MW, indigenously-designed pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR).

In December 2009, L&T was awarded construction contract for the main plant. The scope of the contract includes the construction of reactor building, auxiliary buildings, and the waste management exhaust ventilation building. It also includes the construction of heavy water upgrading plant, fabrication and the erection of structural steel works involving civil and architectural works.

In January 2010, groundbreaking ceremony was held with actual construction work on the third unit commenced on November 22, 2010, and on the fourth unit commenced in March 2011.

In April 2011, BHEL-Alstom consortium received an order from NPCIL, for Steam Turbine Generators. The consortium will supply the turbine generator packages for the two new 700 MW units. BHEL and Alstom will together manufacture and supply the Steam Turbines while the manufacture and supply of the complete Generator, Moisture Separator Reheater (MSR) and Condenser including complete erection and commissioning of the Turbine Generator package shall be undertaken by BHEL.

NPCIL has also awarded a contract, for supply and installation of Controls and Instrumentation for the Turbine Island Secondary Cycle system to BHEL.

Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd has been appointed to undertake detailed civil engineering analysis and design of the main plant and safety related to buildings.

AUMA India has been appointed to supply nuclear actuators. BGR Energy Systems Ltd has been appointed to undertake design, engineering, procurement, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the main plant electrical systems package including nuclear island electrical.

In March 2016, NALCO's Board approved an acquisition of 26% stake of US$134 million in the project.

Construction works are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 1,400MW nuclear power plant at Karkapur, Gujarat, India.

The US$1,844 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 700MW nuclear power Unit III

2. Construction of a 700MW nuclear power Unit IV

3. Construction of a reactor building

4. Construction of an auxiliary building

5. Construction of a waste management exhausts ventilation building

6. Construction of a heavy water upgrading plant

7. Installation of turbines and generators

8. Installation of a moisture separator

9. Installation of re-heaters

10. Installation of a condenser

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