NFC to ramp up production in Hyderabad

  • | Friday | 9th June, 2017

The NFC chief was addressing a gathering on the occasion of NFC Day at the Homi Bhabha auditorium in DAE Colony where the 9 lakh(th) fuel assembly was handed over to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Director U.C. Renowned Metallurgist Prof. P. Rama Rao, Member, Atomic Energy Commission, who was the chief guest, congratulated NFC for sustained world record production of PHWR fuel for the last three consecutive years and the key role played by NFC in nuclear power programme. Highlighting various achievements of Nuclear Fuel Complex in 2016-17, he said it has achieved highest ever production of 1512 MT of PHWR fuel assemblies, 1365 MT of Uranium Oxide Powder, 1154 MT of Zirconium Oxide Powder and 759 MT of Zirconium Sponge. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) is embarking on expansion of the production facilities at Hyderabad and also setting up a new production a facility at Kota, Rajasthan, to manufacture 500 MT of fuel assemblies to cater to the requirements of 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) at Kota and Kakrapara being commissioned, said Chief Executive G. Kalyankrishnan on Thursday. Mr. Kalyanakrishnan elaborated about the drastic reduction in process consumables coupled with major reduction in effluent generation and the likes.

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