Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) is mulling international tie-up to tap the nuclear reactor turbine market in the country. A Joint Venture Company (JVC) for execution of Conventional Island (Turbine side) for 700 mega watt electric (MWe) nuclear power plants is contemplated to be set up between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), BHEL and Alstom of France.

Further, the company is making efforts to associate with other international nuclear reactor vendors for possible cooperation to manufacture the components of higher size reactors.

In February 2011, BHEL entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NPCIL and Alstom for formation of JVC for execution of Conventional Island (Turbine side) of Nuclear Power Plant for 700 MWe and above.

In January 2011, an MOU also been signed between BHEL and GE-Hitachi (USA) for possible cooperation to Manufacture components of higher size reactors (1000 MWe and above).

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