GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has signed two agreements with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) as the companies prepare to collaborate on building multiple GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy-designed nuclear reactors to help meet India’s energy production goals.

Under the preliminary agreements, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) will begin planning with NPCIL and BHEL for the necessary resources in manufacturing and construction management for a potential multiple-unit advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) nuclear power station.

Jack Fuller, president and CEO of GEH, said: “We are pleased to partner with companies of the caliber of NPCIL and BHEL for potential nuclear plant projects, which further demonstrates the global industry’s confidence in our ABWR technology.

“We look forward to working closely with NPCIL to expand electricity generation for the people of India. Toward this end, we also look forward to combining the expertise of BHEL with GEH’s experienced, global ABWR supply chain capabilities.”

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.