NEW DELHI: In a major milestone for the nuclear industry, India has registered a record production of over 1,252 MT of uranium bundles, manufacturing close to double the annual fuel requirement of atomic reactors in the country.
The production has also exceeded country’s annual fuel requirement of 650 MT for the Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), which means the country has surplus nuclear fuel, for at least a few months.[…]
“After the Pokhran tests and the subsequent technology denial regime, NFC had to build indigenous capability for design and manufacture of special purpose equipment for pilgering, honing, sintering, welding, machining, final assembly etc.
“While some of these equipment were conceptualised, designed and fabricated in-house, Indian industry played a vital role in developing a lot of critical equipment.