On 22 April 2021,EDF submitted to NPCIL the French binding techno-commercial offer to supply engineering studies and equipment for the construction of six (6) EPR reactors at the Jaitapur site, Maharashtra, India. This major milestone for EDF, its partners and the French nuclear industry will enable discussions aimed at converging towards a binding framework agreement in the coming months.
In line with the “Make in India” and “Skill India” national initiatives and for the industrial benefit of the project, EDF and its partners also aim to encourage the involvement of India’s industrial sector. In this spirit, the EDF Group is deploying a strategy based on:
- in-depth work to identify Indian companies that could be selected as suppliers of the project; to date, some 200 companies have already been pre-qualified;
- the setup of an engineering platform in India, in particular to carry out part of the detailed engineering studies and all execution plans;
- the launch of a pre-feasibility study, conducted by EDF, I2EN (International Institute of Nuclear Energy) and VJTI (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute), for the establishment of a centre of excellence in India aiming to train engineers and technicians, and to support the development of the necessary set of skills for the project.