The specially-developed custom pumps have been designed and engineered indigenously
KSB Ltd, the Pune-based expert in pump manufacturing, delivered the indigenously developed Main Boiler Feed Water Pump-BFP (RHD-350) & Booster Pump-BP (YNK 350-620) for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL). It marked a milestone for KSB Ltd. in developing the pump for 700 MW Indian Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) & adding a new product to its product line of nuclear plant pumps.
On 13th Mar 2021, these pumps moved out from KSB, Shirwal, a state of art new facility for pump assembly & testing. KSB Ltd. turned out to be the first company in India to manufacture fully indigenously developed BFP & BP for 700 MW Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Rajeev Jain, Regional Executive Officer, KSB West Asia and Managing Director KSB Limited, India said, "KSB's core strength in design, supported with modern manufacturing capability has made it possible to develop a key product for India's premier power generation organisation NPCIL. KSB's strong leadership qualities, decision-making, technical expertise & great team work were witnessed during the various phases of the development. Riding high on this success of BFP & BP, KSB Ltd is now set to replicate this success in indigenizing the Primary Coolant Pumps (PCP), for the first time for NPCIL, further enhancing its commitment to the nation's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' program.'
Acknowledging the significant achievement by M/s. KSB Limited, India, Shri S.K. Sharma, CMD, NPCIL said, "It is a tribute to the joint efforts of NPCIL and Indian industry towards the realisation of our cherished goal of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'. He added that Indian Industry has a vital role to play in coming years in developing and ensuring timely deliveries of equipment for the planned nuclear power expansion programme."