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NPCIL – Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant Expansion 1400 MW – Rajasthan - Project Profile

NPCIL – Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant Expansion 1400 MW – Rajasthan - Project Profile


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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is undertaking the construction of Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant Expansion project in Rajasthan, India.

The project involves the construction of two new nuclear reactors (2x700MW) known as Units 7 and 8. The NPCIL is building indigenously developed Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRS) of 700MW capacity each.

The project will include the construction of powerhouse, substation, and water treatment systems, the installation of a pressure vessel and safety equipment, turbines and generators, and the laying of transmission lines.

In May 2010, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) was awarded US$163 million contract by NPCIL to carry out the civil works for the main plant of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP), Units 7 & 8 (2x700MW) PWHR at Rawatbhata.

The scope of contract includes excavation, consolidation grouting and construction of nuclear buildings, control building, station auxiliary buildings, ventilation stack, stack monitoring room, heavy water upgrading plant, safety-related pump house, fire water pump house, waste management facility, new fuel storage building, emergency makeup water pool, overhead water tank, approach and station roads including hard stand, tunnel and trenches, plant security wall, fabrication and erection of structural steel works etc. including internal and external finishing works of buildings for RAPP 7&8.

RAPP Units 7 and 8 were approved by the Government of India in October 2009. Excavation work for both the units began in August 2010. The first pour of concrete (FPC) for the seventh reactor of 700MW capacity was achieved in July 2011.

In July 2011, Punj Lloyd Group was awarded the EPC contract for the equipment installation and internal piping. The electronics division of BGR Energy won the turnkey supply contract for the electrical systems of the main plant in August 2011.

In December 2011, GEI Industrial Systems secured EPC contract worth US$6.8 million. The Company will impart Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for Heavy Water Upgrading Plant and Waste Management Plant the project.

The scope of this contract includes engineering, procurement, manufacturing, supply, site construction and erection and commissioning of variety of equipment like distillation columns (around 1m diameter x 52m height), tanks and vessels including large diameter dyke tanks, canned pumps, heat exchangers, ion exchangers, and de-contamination & laundry equipment.

In August 2012, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd - Alstom consortium secured US$350 million order for steam turbine generators for new rating 700MW nuclear sets based on pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs) from NPCIL. BHEL’s share in the contract is around US$222 million.

BHEL and Alstom together will manufacture and supply the steam turbines while the manufacture and supply of the complete generator, moisture separate reheater (MSR) and condenser, including complete erection and commissioning of the turbine generator package shall be undertaken by BHEL.

In addition, NPCIL awarded a supply and installation contract for controls and instrumentation for the Turbine Island Secondary Cycle System for the project to BHEL.

The project will be financed through 70 percent debt and 30 percent equity. In September 2013, concrete work for turbine building for the seventh unit commenced.

Construction activities on Units 7 and 8 are underway and are expected to be completed by 2019.


The project involves the construction of two nuclear reactors (2x700 MW) known as Units seven and eight at the existing Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP), in Rawatbhata, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India.

The US$1,989 million project includes the following:

1. Installation of pressure vessel and safety equipments

2. Laying of transmission lines

3. Construction of a power house to install turbines and generators

4. Construction of nuclear buildings

5. Construction of a control building, and station auxiliary buildings

6. Construction of a ventilation stack

7. Construction of a stack monitoring room

8. Construction of heavy water upgrading plant

9. Construction of a safety related pump house

10. Construction of a fire water pump house

11. Construction of a waste management facility

12. Construction of a new fuel storage building

13. Construction of an emergency makeup water pool

14. Construction of an over head water tank

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