Unit 3 of Kakrapar atomic plant to start commercial operations by December 2022

Unit 3 of Kakrapar atomic plant is expected to start commercial operations by December 2022, after obtaining stage-wise regulatory clearances.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is building two 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) at Kakrapar. As of June 2022, unit-4 at Kakrapar atomic power project has achieved a physical progress of 93.65 per cent. Among the other 700 MW PHWRs under construction, Rajasthan Atomic Power Project 7 and 8 at Rawatbhata have achieved physical progress of 95 per cent and 80.8 per cent respectively. In respect of Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) 1 and 2 at Gorakhpur, Haryana, various buildings and structures are under construction. In the ten PHWRs viz., Kaiga 5 and 6 at Kaiga in Karnataka, GHAVP 3 and 4 at Gorakhpur in Haryana, Mahi Banswara 1 to 4 at Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan and Chutka 1 and 2 at Chutka in Madhya Pradesh, pre-project activities at sites and procurement of long delivery equipment have been undertaken. Excavation has also commenced at Kaiga-5 and 6.