“Green investments”—creating possibilities and broadening the horizons. This is the name of the round table conducted by the Rosatom State Corporation as part of the X Anniversary International Forum ATOMEXPO-2018. The forum participants discussed Investment strategies and the issues of funding the nuclear industry facilities as well as principles for implementing comprehensive NPP construction projects abroad.
The round table participants included I.V. Rebrov, Rosatom CFO, Andrey Gritsevskij, IAIE representative, Henri Prolio, member of the International Consultative Council at the Rosatom State Corporation and member of the board of Akkuyu Nuclear Corp. and Fennovoima, T.R. Khayretdinov, EKSAR Corp. Director of Structural and Project Finance, V.A. Dormidontov, Vice-President if the GPB Bank, Inc., and Lubinda Khabazoka, Business School Director at the University of Zambia’s Graduate School of Business. Mikhail Akim, Vice-President of ABB in Russia, moderated the round table.
Mr. I.V Rebrov set the tone for the discussion. He made a presentation about the financial solution proposed by Roatom within the scope of implementing comprehensive infrastructure projects. He noted that successful experience with bringing in financial partners for project funding to such Rosatom projects as the Portoflot (Port Fleet) and wind power may be replicated by Rosatom in other larger scale projects (e.g., NPP construction abroad, building icebreaker, etc.) as an effective tool for expanding its diversified portfolio.
The round table participants discussed the issues of effective mobilization of investments and best practices using the examples of EDF (France) projects, Rosatom State Corporation projects to build NPP’s abroad (Hanhikivi-1 NPP in Finland and Akkuyu Nuclear Inc. project, Turkey’s first NPP)--both of these projects are implemented within the framework of the Russian BOO model (build-own-operate), etc. A separate round table section was devoted to investments in projects related to implementation of renewable energy sources (RES). This section addressed Zambia’s nuclear energy investment and development program.