HCC wins NPCIL contract worth Rs888 crore
Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a project by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to carry out the civil works for the main plant of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP), Units 7 & 8 (2×700 MW) PWHR at Rawatbhata, Kota, Rajasthan.
The total cost of the project is Rs887.92 crore and with a completion period of 50 months. HCC has constructed all the six previous units of the RAPP (units 1 to 6) which was the first nuclear power project built with indigenous technology.
HCC has been at the forefront of Nuclear Power Construction know-how in India having built over 50% of the country’s nuclear power capacity.
It has constructed 11 nuclear power units with associated works, out of the 19 units in India and also built India’s largest and prestigious light water reactors of 2X1000 MW at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu. The company specializes in pre stressed containment structures for reactors buildings and has developed standardized framework for containment walls, slabs and domes enabling it do in-time quality work.
The scope of work in this current nuclear power project awarded by NPCIL to HCC includes Excavation, Consolidation grouting and Construction of Nuclear Buildings, Control Building, Station Auxiliary Buildings, Ventilation Stack, Stack Monitoring Room, Heavy Water Upgrading Plant, Safety Related Pump House, Fire Water Pump House, Waste Management Facility, New Fuel Storage Building, Emergency Makeup Water Pool, Over Head Water Tank, Approach and Station Roads including Hard Stand, Tunnel and Trenches, Plant Security Wall, Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steel Works etc. including Internal and External Finishing works of Buildings for RAPP 7&8.
HCC’s capability in nuclear power build covers the entire spectrum from engineering construction & procurement (EPC), structural work and heavy lifting, in the areas of nuclear island, TG Block, BoP, and sea water intake.
Some of the other nuclear power projects built by HCC are:
• Narora Atomic Power Plant – Awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Concrete Structure in India’ by the American Concrete Institute
• Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant Units I& II
• BARC, DHRUV Research reactor