Work on the 9900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) will finally take off in December 2018 and is likely to be completed by 2027. A delegation led by French Ambassador Alexander Ziegler held a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday to discuss the long-pending JNPP for which land has been acquired near Jaitapur plateau in Ratnagiri district. The project, which will have six nuclear reactors, will be built using the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) technology, which is yet to have any working nuclear plant in the world. French company EDF proposes to build six EPRs of 1600 MW each in Jaitapur. The project was earlier with another French company Areva in which EDF has now taken 51% share in the reactor business.
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