Scientist KV Suresh is the new Chairman & MD of BHAVINI, takes charge
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Dec 2022, 10:49 am IST | UPDATED: 03, Dec 2022, 10:49 am IST
New Delhi: Shri K.V. Suresh Kumar, Distinguished Scientist of Department of Atomic Energy has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) on 2nd December 2022 at Kalpakkam. His tenure will be for three years.
Shri Suresh Kumar is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and joined Department of Atomic Energy at BARC Training School in Mumbai (29th batch) in1985.He joined in the operations of Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) in 1986 and was involved in the commissioning of various system of FBTR such as Sodium heated Steam Generators, Steam & Water system and Turbo-Generator. He was involved in the first raising of reactor power and carried out physics & engineering tests for validating the assumptions made in the design. He has got vast experience in Reactor operation, operation of sodium systems, steam and water system, turbine & its auxiliaries and all other auxiliary systems in FBTR. He was instrumental in carrying out many plant modifications and contributed in improving the availability factor of the plant. He shouldered many responsibilities in the plant and was Director, Reactor Facilities Group from 2016 to November 2022 and was responsible for operation of FBTR, KAMINI Reactor and Fuel Fabrication Facility.
During his tenure, with his technical and leadership abilities, FBTR power was raised to its design power level of 40 MW feeding electricity to the grid.In addition to his responsibility in Reactor Facilities Group, he was also involved in the Project Design Safety review of PFBR by leading many committees constituted by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
With these commendable background, he has taken over charge as CMD during the crucial phase of the company in leading towards successful realization of the commercial operation of PFBR project.