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Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned soon

Thursday - December 7, 2017 1:30 pm , Category : BUSINESS

Chennai Dec 7 (IANS) India s 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is expected to be commissioned soon and commercial generation of power is likely to take place by 2018-end a senior official said on Thursday.



Speaking at the 5th International Congress of the International Institute of Welding here Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) Director Arun Kumar Bhaduri said: "The commissioning of the 500 MW PFBR will happen soon.

"Commercial generation of power will happen towards end of next year " he added.

The Rs 5 400 crore PFBR was designed by IGCAR and is built by Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI). It is located in Kalpakkam town in Tamil Nadu.

--IANS
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