95.26-cr solar unit for Manuguru Heavy Water Plant
THE HANS INDIA |
Jan 22,2017 , 05:49 AM IST
Manuguru: The Heavy Water Plant here on Saturday celebrated its silver jubilee on a grand scale. Atomic Energy Commission member P Rama Rao unveiled a pylon built on the premises of the plant to mark the occasion.
Later, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Heavy Water Board SM Sundaram inaugurated the Rs 95.26-crore solar power plant of the Heavy Water Plant.
Rama Rao said the Heavy Water Plant, built over six years from 1983 and commissioned in 1991, went on stream soon after.
With the dedication of the officers and hard work of the workers, the Plant ranked number two in the country. Built on a 341-acre site at a cost of Rs 683 crore, the Plant is used to cool nutron and proton reactors in a nuclear power station.
He said that the Plant officials would sensitise people living in the safety zone villages on the precautions to be taken in case hydrogen sulphide gas leaks from the plant.