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Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd.
Native name
भारतीय नाभिकीय विद्युत निगम लिमिटेड
Company typePublic Sector Undertaking
FoundedChennai, Tamil Nadu, India (22 October 2003)[1]
HeadquartersDAE Nodal Centre, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pallavaram – Cantonment,Chennai – 600 043.,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Key people
Chairman and managing director – Dr. K. V. Suresh Kumar
ProductsNuclear power and electricity generation and distribution
Increase111.0 million (US$1.4 million) (2016–2017)[3]
Increase194.2 million (US$2.4 million) (2016–2017)
Total assetsIncrease56.98 billion (US$710 million) (2016–2017)
Total equityIncrease30.47 billion (US$380 million) (2016–2017)

The Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) is a wholly owned Enterprise of Government of India under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy incorporated on 22 October 2003 as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 with the objective of constructing and commissioning the first 500 MWe Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu and to pursue construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of subsequent Fast Breeder Reactors for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of Government of India under the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962. BHAVINI is currently constructing a 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam, 70 km from Chennai.[4]

BHAVINI is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy. Once the first fast breeder reactor, called Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor goes into commercial power production, BHAVINI will be the second power utility in India after Nuclear Power Corporation of India, to use nuclear fuel sources to generate power.

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  1. ^ "Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited". Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Archived from the original on 22 March 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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