A nuclear reactor which can produces more fissile nuclear fuel than it consumes, because the neutrons breed fissile fuels from 238U and 232Th. Breeder reactors were popular until increasing reserves of uranium where found.
Reportedly, the increase to 20 GWe would be achieved through a mix of pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs), light water reactors and fast breeder reactors, including construction of five fast breeder reactors of 500 MWe each and the import of eight light water reactors of 1000 MWe each.
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a Public Sector Undertaking of this Department is presently constructing a 500 MW capacity Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu which is at an advanced stage of commissioning.
With a worldwide reputation, Industeel has also participated in the building of several types of reactor including: EPR or evolutionary power reactor; pressurised water reactor (PWR); boiling water reactor (BWR); fast breeder reactor (FBR) and CANDU (short for CANada Deuterium Uranium).