SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 21, 2007 05:01 ET

International Firms Get Slice of India's Massive $40 Billion Nuclear Power Drive, an Industrial Info News Alert

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In a flurry of activity in all aspects of nuclear power development in the third week of August, the Indian prime minister's office said that work would begin on the construction of eight heavy-water nuclear reactors. The 700 MW units are scheduled to be completed by 2012. The a total additional power output of 5,600 MW would more than double the country's current nuclear power capacity of 3,580 MW. The reactors will be sited in pairs in Kakrapar, Gujurat in the west of the country and in Rawatbhata, Rajasthan in the north, next to currently operating nuclear power plants.

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