EDF has submitted to NPCIL the French binding techno-commercial offer to supply engineering studies and equipment for the construction of six EPR reactors at the Jaitapur site in 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.
The offer is the culmination of the work carried out jointly with NPCIL further to the signature of the Industrial Way Forward Agreement on 10th March 2018 in Delhi, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India and of the President of the French Republic, and to the submission of EDF’s non-binding proposal at the end of 2018. On that basis, the offer from EDF and its partners includes: i) the detailed technical configuration of the reactors, taking into account the information provided by NPCIL on the Jaitapur site conditions and the joint comprehensive work performed by EDF and NPCIL; and ii) the associated comprehensive commercial terms and conditions for the supply of engineering studies and equipment for six EPR reactors.
The socio-economic benefits of the project for India would be significant, with the creation of around 25,000 local jobs during the construction phase for a pair of EPR units, not to mention tens of thousands of indirect and induced jobs. Moreover, the operation of the six EPR units would create around 2,700 permanent jobs.