HCC has been awarded a prestigious IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research) contract worth Rs 763.57 crore for construction of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle facility at coastal city of Kalpakkam.
The scope of work includes construction of Nuclear Safety Compliant Structures for fuel processing plant for Fast Breeder Reactors and allied facilities including civil, electrical and mechanical works. The project is to be completed in 48 months.
When completed, this would serve as fuel processing facility for Fast Breeder Reactors. This is the fourth contract awarded to HCC by IGCAR. Prior to this order, the company has received three contracts from IGCAR to build Administrative Blocks, Township and Metallic Fuel Plant. Some of the major work HCC is currently executing for Department of Atomic Energy includes the first phase of Integrated Nuclear Recycle Plant of BARC in Tarapur and PWHR Units 7 & 8 (2×700 MW) at Rawatbhata, Kota, Rajasthan for NPCIL.