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GE Steam Power and BHEL Sign USD 165 Million Pact for Nuclear Turbines

General Electric Steam Power has signed a pact worth USD 165 million with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for the supply of three nuclear steam turbines.

The company will manufacture these turbines at its facility in Sanand, Gujarat. GE’s domestically manufactured nuclear steam turbines will be used in three nuclear power units which will be at Gorakhpur, Haryana and Kaiga, Karnataka.

This pact has been signed as a part of developing phase 1 of the domestic nuclear program by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL). This program consists of 12 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) units of 700 MWe capacity each. Cumulatively this will amount to 8.4 GW of energy generation capacity.