US biggest nuke executives team to visit India

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Washington, Nov 25: The US-India Business Council (USIBC), in partnership with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and with certification by the US Department of Commerce, will lead the largest trade mission of American commercial nuclear executives ever to visit India from December 2-9.

The delegation of the USIBC-NEI Commercial Nuclear Mission will include more than 50 senior executives representing more than 30 of the world's leading commercial nuclear companies. The delegation will meet senior Indian officials, the leaders of top public sector undertakings and senior executive counterparts from rising global companies. Starting in New Delhi, the Mission will travel to Hyderabad and then Mumbai.

''We are coming to India to learn how the US commercial nuclear suppliers can continue our partnership with the country in the expansion of nuclear power,'' said USIBC Director Ted Jones.

''We want to partner with India both here and around the world,'' he added.

The US is the largest generator of electric power in the world - with 27 per cent of the world's total installed capacity and nearly double the number of reactors as France. The US also produces at roughly 1/2 to 1/3 of the cost in other major countries, said the ISIBC release.

GE-Hitachi CEO Jack Fuller will be the official Mission Leader.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a major in commercial reactors, will also have senior executives in the Mission.


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