Rolls-Royce will be responsible for the supply of MTU engines and key components, besides being responsible for basic engineering and genset configuration.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems CSO Dr Michael Haidinger said: "Working together with KOEL, we see good chances of gaining entry into the emergency genset market for nuclear power stations in India."

As a main contractor to Nuclear Power Corporation of India, (NPCIL), KOEL will be responsible for the systems integration and assembling, and conducting tests of the gensets on site in India.

Kirloskar Oil Engines executive director Rajendra Deshpande said: "This cooperation is enabling us to pool our own experience and expertise as a local supplier with the technological leadership of MTU in the area of NPP emergency gensets."