Rosatom Experts Participated in the “Future of Light Water Reactor Technology in India” Conference


Chennai, Dec. 2019: The international conference was organized by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) under the aegis of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) from 11 to 13 November, 2019 in Mumbai.

The event was devoted to questions of future utilization of light water reactors in India to supplement existing plans of construction of heavy water pressurized reactors. During the conference participants discussed issues and possibilities of localization of light water reactor systems manufacturing within the framework of the Make in India program, B2B meeting were held to discuss cooperation opportunities with Indian companies.

Rosatom State Corporation experts in their presentations addressed topics on further development of cooperation between Russia and India in the sphere of light water reactors and specific features of their licensing and safety requirements, as well as presented key VVER-1200 safety systems. Also, perspectives of small modular reactors development were discussed.

The event was attended by the heads and management of Department of Atomic Energy, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute and other organizations from India and other countries, that are involved in design, building and operations of light water reactors.

Rosatom is technical consultant and main equipment supplier for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India.

About Rosatom:

ROSATOM is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including design, construction and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. With 70 years continuous experience, the company is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the segments of wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other.

Headquartered in Moscow, the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees. Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has more than a third of the worlds enrichment market, and is the worlds biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations and US$133 billion 10-years export order book.