ROSATOM and National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) held a workshop on modern nuclear technologie

On December 14 ROSATOM and the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) held in Jakarta a workshop “Modern Technologies & Solutions Of The Russian Nuclear Industry”. Rosatom International Network, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, organized the event.

The event was opened by the Chairman of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) Dr. Djarot Wisnubroto, who highly appreciated the progress, which has been achieved during this year in the development of cooperation between Russia and Indonesia in the field of of nuclear energy peaceful uses. “We highly appreciate our cooperation with ROSATOM. Russian technologies have already made a significant contribution to the development of the Indonesian nuclear industry. Our country is in need of modern, but at the same time proven technologies to ensure its sustainable development. I am convinced that Indonesia will soon take a path of nuclear energy program”, said Dr. Wisnubroto. 

On behalf of ROSATOM in his welcoming speech Kirill Komarov, First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development & International Business of ROSATOM also noted the success of the Russian-Indonesian cooperation in various areas of application of nuclear technologies, and highlighted the viability of the commercial nuclear power development in Indonesia in case of the respective political decision on the nuclear power plants construction in the country. “Indonesia is the largest ASEAN economy and in order to preserve its leading positions, the country certainly needs the affordable and reliable source of base generation. Considering the government's plans for the commissioning of 35 MW of new power capacity, development of nuclear energy can not only be an important part of this ambitious program, but can also make a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of Indonesia”, K. Komarov noted. 

Furthermore, according to the speaker, Indonesia will require a responsible partner for the foundation of new industry, which will be able not only to construct a nuclear power plant, but also to support the national nuclear infrastructure development, particularly by ensuring the personnel training and public acceptance. “ROSATOM is able and ready to become such a partner for Indonesia. Today we the global nuclear power industry leader, with projects to construct of 34 nuclear power units on track in various parts of the world, among them is the first nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia, which is to be built in Vietnam”, he said.

The honorary guest of the workshop was the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin. According to him, the outgoing year has been very productive in terms of trade and economic relations between the two countries. “Particularly successful was bilateral cooperation in nuclear sphere. Organization of this workshop together with our Indonesian counterparts once again demonstrates the high level of cooperation between our countries”, stated M. Galuzin.

The prospects of nuclear energy development in Indonesia were in the focus of the plenary session. Within this session Dr. Rida Mulyana, Director General of New and Renewable Energies and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy & Natural Recourses of Indonesia has presented his report, emphasizing the importance of nuclear energy for sustainable development of the country.

The next sessions of the workshop were focused on Russian experience in the field of nuclear technologies application across a wide range of areas. The presentations were made by representatives of the leading companies, actively working, both on the domestic and foreign markets, including “Rusatom Overseas Inc.”, ASE Group, “ATOMPROEKT”, Fuel Company “TVEL”, NUKEM Technologies, “Concern Rosenergoatom”. Egor Simonov, Head of ROSATOM Regional Office for Southeast Asia, moderated the seminar.

The presentations of the Russian experts were devoted to competences of ROSATOM in such areas as design and construction of nuclear power plants and SMRs, the nuclear fuel cycle at the front-end and back-end stages, operation of nuclear power plants. Also the numbers of presentations dealt with the Russian experience in the development of the newcomer countries’ national nuclear programs, including in the areas of HR development and nuclear technologies public acceptance.

From Indonesian side the workshop was attended by over 100 representatives of various organizations, including the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Ministry of Finance, Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN) and other key institutions of the country. Also the leaders of such Indonesian companies as PT PLN, PT INUKI, PT INDONESIA POWER and many others attended the event. The representatives of the leading universities, research and public organizations also took part in the workshop.

In April 2015 the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) announced Russian-Indonesian consortium as a winner of the tender for the pre-project phase of the construction of multipurpose experimental high-temperature gas-cooled reactor.

Also in April 2015 JSC “VO Isotope” (a subsidiary of the State Corporation ROSATOM, responsible for the supply of isotopes to foreign markets) has successfully delivered to Indonesian company Rel-ion the sources of ionizing radiation based on cobalt-60 (Co-60). 

Besides, this year several framework agreements have been signed: in June 2015 the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) and State Corporation ROSATOM signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Also in June 2015 the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) and “ROSATOM Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training” (ROSATOM-CICE&T) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Source: Press Service of Rosatom International Network