NPCIL plans a capex of Rs 180 billion in 2021-22

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has planned a capital expenditure (capex) of Rs 180 billion on ongoing projects for the financial year ending March 2022.

Around 30 per cent of the capex will be through internal accruals and central government budgetary support whereas 70 per cent of it will be through long term borrowings. Currently, the major ongoing projects are two 1,000 MW units (Units 3 and 4) at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, four 700 MW units at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS – Units 7 and 8) and KakraparAtomic Power Station(KAPS) (Units 3 and 4) along with small investments in Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP-2×700 MW). The first pour of concrete for the construction of two more 1,000 MW units (Units 5 and 6) at Kudankulam is also expected to happen this year. The 700 MW unit of KAPS is expected to begin operations in September 2021. Apart from these, 10 indigenously designed 700 MW units will be set up in a fleet mode for which NPCIL is preparing different sites.

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