Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI) has appointed the Kallol Roy as its new chairman and managing director (CMD). Mr. Roy is an expert in nuclear reactor. He has assumed the position under the superannuation of P Chellapandi.
According to the official statement Mr. Roy is the specialist in the field of total maintenance management of reactors. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Roy was heading the research reactor maintenance division, reactor group at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.
Currently, BHAVINI is building 500 Mw prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam near Chennai. The PFBR will be fuelled by a blend of plutonium and uranium oxide called MOX fuel. A breeder reactor is one that breeds more material for a nuclear fission reaction than it consumes. The Rs 5,400 crore PFBR is presently under advanced stage of commissioning achieving a physical progress of around 98 percent.
BHAVINI is a wholly owned by the Union Government and is responsible for the construction, commissioning and operation of all Stage II fast breeder reactors envisaged as part of the country’s three stage nuclear power programme. BHAVINI is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
Once the first fast breeder reactor, called Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) goes into commercial power production, BHAVINI will be the second power utility in India after Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), to use nuclear fuel sources to generate power.
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BHAVINI Established In : 2004 In Chennai
So now lets discuss some questions related to this article :
1. Name the person who has been appointed as CMD of BHAVINI ?
2. Expand the term BHAVINI, DAE, PFBR and NPCIL ?
3. Where is the headquarter of BHAVINI ?
Courtesy : Business Standard