23.12.2015 13:59 | Press Service of Rosatom International Network
ROSATOM Asia, regional center of ROSATOM for Southeast
Asia, joined Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) as a Corporate
Member. ROSATOM Asia will be the first nuclear energy company in the
“Electricity consumption of ASEAN countries is growing
drastically nowadays. Clean baseload electricity generated at nuclear power
plants can contribute greatly to the sustainable development of ASEAN nations.
Even though Singapore is not considering nuclear generation today, it should be
aware of nuclear energy developments in the region. That is why we welcome
ROSATOM Asia in SEAS”, said Edwin Khew, Chairman of SEAS.
ROSATOM will construct the first nuclear power plant
(NPP) in Southeast Asia – two reactors at Ninh Thuan site in Vietnam.
Furthermore, the company won tender for the preliminary design of the
experimental 10 MW reactor in Indonesia. Apart from Vietnam, ROSATOM implements
projects to construct 9 nuclear power units in Russia and 32 units throughout
Head of ROSATOM in Southeast Asia, Egor Simonov, also
emphasized the importance of the nuclear technologies for the region.
"According to our estimates, about 20 GW of nuclear power capacities can
be built in ASEAN. But it should be emphasized, that the atom is more than just
energy: it can help to ensure sustainable development by dealing with key
challenges, including the economic, environmental and social ones. Nuclear
energy not only provides affordable baseload electricity generation without CO2
emissions, but also contributes to the economic development: it creates new
workplaces and new technologies, giving a boost to R&D and education spheres
as well. Furthermore, nuclear technologies are implemented in such important
areas as medicine, agriculture, and water treatment”, noted Egor Simonov.
The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
was established in 2006. It is a non-government and non-profit business
association that represents the interests and provides a common platform for
more than 190 companies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and financial
institutions to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together.