BHEL supplied equipment at NPCIL’s Kaiga unit creates world record

The unit now stands first amongst all kinds of nuclear power generating stations globally in terms of uninterrupted operation

GN Bureau | December 18, 2018


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Equipped with BHEL-supplied nuclear power equipment, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd’s Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has set a world record for 941 days of continuous operation, surpassing the earlier world record of 940 days held by Heysham-unit 2 of the United Kingdom.

 
The unit now stands first amongst all kinds of nuclear power generating stations in the world in terms of uninterrupted operation.
 
The complete main plant equipment including steam turbine generator set and all the four steam generators for the above unit of NPCIL have been built by BHEL.
 
The first stage of the indigenous nuclear power program of the country has attained maturity with 18 operating pressurized heavy water reactors (PWHR). Twelve PHWRs accounting for 74 percent of the nuclear power capacity are equipped with BHEL-supplied steam turbine generator sets (10 units of 220 MW each and two units of 540 MW). These sets have exhibited excellent performance and have created a number of records for continuous operation in the past.

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