Rosatom to set up $9bn nuclear power project in Indonesia

27 November 2014 (Last Updated November 27th, 2014 18:30)

Russia's state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) project worth $9bn at Batam in Indonesia.

Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) project worth $9bn at Batam in Indonesia.

Russian Federation senior trade expert representative Sergey Kukushkin was quoted by kontan.co.id. as saying: "We have met with officials from BATAN (National Nuclear Energy Agency) for this partnership."

Rostam is inviting local partners for the project, which will have a capacity of 2×1,200MW.

Batam, Bangka Belitung, Kalimantan and West Papua are potential locations where PLTN projects can be developed, according to Kukushkin.

"Batam, Bangka Belitung, Kalimantan and West Papua are potential locations where PLTN projects can be developed. "

Rosatom plans to use the latest technology for similar projects worldwide to ensure that they are resistant to natural calamities, such as earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis.

The national atomic-energy firm will not only finance the Indonesian project, but will also transfer its expertise related to nuclear power and technology for the same.

So far, 77 nuclear reactors have been developed by Rosatom across 12 countries, including Iran, India, Germany and Finland.

At present, 55 of those are operational, supplying power to more than 40 nations in Europe and Asia.

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