AMEC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC) to support the development of new civil nuclear projects in India.
India is the sixth largest electricity-generating country with a total installed capacity of about 100,000MW, 2.5 per cent of which is contributed by its nuclear sector.
India’s government plans to enhance its current installed nuclear power capacity to 20,000MW by 2020 and to 63,000MW by 2032.
‘HCC is the country’s leading player in nuclear power plant construction,’ said Ajit Gulabchand, HCC chairman and managing director. ‘AMEC, with its globally benchmarked nuclear technology experience, is the ideal partner to help us catapult India to the cutting edge of nuclear power generation.’
‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to join the nuclear power renaissance in India,’ added Didier Pfleger, chief operating officer, Power and Process, AMEC. ‘This mutually advantageous partnership marks the beginning of a new nuclear era in India and we are proud to be part of it.’