The Indonesian Nuclear Society hosted a webinar "The world's first floating nuclear power plant and it’s possible use in archipelagic countries". The primary goal of the webinar organized with support of Rosatom regional center in Southeast Asia was to bring the local Indonesian audience the understanding of Russian small modular reactor (SMR) technologies, specifically, advantages of using Floating Nuclear Power Plants (FNPP) as safe and economically efficient sources of clean base-load energy.
Rosatom speaker Artem Larionov shared latest news regarding Russian SMR technologies, including land-based and floating nuclear power plants. The speaker went through a fruitful discussion with the audience, which showed a deep interest to the advantages of using a floating nuclear power plants. Artem Larionov reminded that in May Rosatom has already successfully commissioned its FNPP Akademik Lomonosov, the world’s unique reference project for nuclear power plants of this type.
The webinar was moderated by Mr. Djarot Wisnubroto, former head of National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), who currently serves as BATAN senior counselor. Mr. Wisnubroto highlighted, that nowadays many countries are shifting their energy production patterns, making the case for replacing hydrocarbons with reliable and emission-free energy sources of the new generation. In this new energy paradigm, which relies heavily on renewable energy sources, power plants based on SMRs, - such as FNPPs, can help the atomic industry to maintain its position on the global market.
The event gave some 300 participants from Indonesia and other countries an opportunity to broaden their knowledge about Russian SMR technologies and the advantage of floating nuclear power plants for archipelago countries.****
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