NPCIL awards Rs678-crore N-power contract to Punj Lloyd

New Delhi: Nuclear Power Corporation has awarded a Rs678-crore EPC contract for critical nuclear piping work to Delhi-based engineering, procurement and construction company Punj Lloyd Group.

The contract covers nuclear piping work at four pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) of 700 mega watt electric (MWe) each.
The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, erection and commissioning of nuclear equipment and piping for all the systems inside the nuclear reactor buildings.

Out of the four pressurised heavy water reactors, two are located at Kakrapara Atomic Power Project (KAPP 3 and 4) near Surat in Gujarat and the other two at Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP 7 and 8) near Kota in Rajasthan.

The contract is scheduled to be completed in four years.

''With the government's ambitious nuclear power target of achieving 63,000 MWe by 2032, the sector in India is poised for robust growth in the future," said Atul Punj, Chairman, Punj Lloyd.

"This contract will place us in the select league of EPC contractors having nuclear power project execution capabilities, strengthening our position both nationally and internationally.''

Punj said that group company, PL Engineering was carrying out detailed design and engineering for 'balance of plant,' at RAPP 7 and 8.