General Electric said Tuesday that it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the planned construction of 6 EPR reactors at the Jaitapur site, Maharashtra, India.
The announcement was attributed to a joint release from the offices of Xavier Ursat, Group senior executive vice president of EDF in charge of new nuclear projects and engineering, and Andreas Lusch, President and CEO of GE’s Steam Power business.
"This agreement lays the foundations for a long term partnership concerning the construction of the conventional island* on each of the 6 reactor units," the statement said.
GE Power will design the conventional island for the Jaitapur nuclear plant and supply its main components. The company will also provide operational support services and a training program to respond to the requirements of NPCIL, the Indian owner and operator of the future nuclear power plant currently under discussion.
EDF will be responsible for engineering integration covering the entire project (nuclear island, conventional island and auxiliary systems) and will provide all the requisite input data.
The companies also said they would "move forward with the work currently being performed to freeze the project’s technical options, fine-tune industrial arrangements between both companies and finalize the design-engineering and procurement schedule."
Under the terms of the Industrial Way Forward Agreement which was signed with NPCIL on the 10th of March 2018, EDF will supply EPR technology and will be responsible for building and coordinating industrial partners for this project.
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