UK-based pump manufacturer KSB Ltd has been awarded a INR5 billion ($63m) contract by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the supply of eight primary coolant pumps for units 5&6 at the Kaiga NPP at Karwar in Karnataka State. Deliveries of the pumps, together with their electric motors and spares, are expected to start in 2026. The contract is a follow-up to a 2018 order for eight primary coolant pumps and related accessories for Gorakhpur units 1&2 in Haryana State.
Farrokh Bhathena, KSB Director for Sales & Marketing said he was hopeful of further orders from NPCIL. “We are in discussion with NPCIL for the supply of Auxiliary Pumps for the primary circuit of the reactors at the Gorakhpur Anu Vidyut Pariyojana 1&2. NPCIL plans to construct 12 700MWe nuclear plants and KSB is optimistic about supplying pumps for both the primary and secondary circuits from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Shirwal.