L&T exports nuclear plant equipment to US

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Reflecting a change in Indo-UShi-tech trade ties, top Indian conglomerate L&T today said ithad shipped for the first time components for three leadingAmerican nuclear power plant operators.

Larsen and Toubro, a 9.8-billion dollar engineering andconstruction company, has delivered four dry shieldedcanisters for American nuclear operators.

"These canisters form a part of orders of 50 such unitsfor three leading American nuclear power plant operators to bemanufactured in accordance with the US code of FederalRegulations and Nuclear Safety Class 1 standards," a L&Tstatement said.

"At L&T, we take pride in exporting the first nuclearequipment consignment to USA. This marks an internationalrecognition of our capabilities and also the first steps inparticipating in the potentially large global nuclearequipment market," M V Kotwal, member, L&T Board said.

In 2008, the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) hadlifted a 34-year-old ban on global nuclear trade with India.

The NSG ban was imposed after had India conducted itsfirst peaceful nuclear explosion in 1974. It had preventedIndia from participating in international nuclear trade. PTISKU

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