September 16, 2021 – Rosatom cutting-edge small modular reactor projects were featured at the ASEAN Energy Business Forum, which was held online on 14-16 September in conjunction with 39th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and brought together major players on the global energy arena. The event enabled global energy leaders and ASEAN policy makers to discuss how governments and businesses could work together to achieve the energy efficiency goals.
Anton Moskvin, Vice President for marketing and business development at Rusatom Overseas took part in the session “Civilian Nuclear Panel: Advancement of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Technology and Its Opportunity in ASEAN” together with Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy, John Hopkins, Chairman and CEO of NuScale, Dr. Ir. Agus Puji Prasetyono, Member of National Energy Council of Indonesia, and Gerardo D. Erguiza Jr., Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy of the Philippines.
The session was moderated by Dr. Sama Bilbao Y Leon, Director General of the World Nuclear Association, who encouraged participants to look at the perspectives of the future of stable, safe, and clean energy development in Asian countries through the role of SMRs.
According to Mr. Moskvin, following the success of Akademik Lomonosov FNPP, Rosatom continues to actively develop SMR NPP solutions and has high hopes for the small modular reactor nuclear power plant project in Russia’s Yakutia and optimized floating solution based on advanced RITM-200 reactor.
“We strongly believe that the future development of SMR technologies will bring energy independence and CO2 neutrality to the ASEAN region and also will be the groundwork for the future development of energy-intensive industries,” stated Mr. Moskvin.
ASEAN Energy Business Forum gathered more than 2,400 global and regional participants and created an opportunity for ASEAN policy makers to share national energy framework aspirations.
Rosatom is a global technological leader, with capacities in the nuclear sector and beyond, and business partners in 50 countries. As one of the pioneers of the nuclear industry, Rosatom has traditionally been at the forefront of the international nuclear market, including nuclear power plant construction, uranium mining and enrichment, and nuclear fuel fabrication and supply. Today, thanks to the unique expertise accumulated over 75 years, the company is conquering the markets of new promising high-tech products. Hydrogen energy, energy storage, nuclear medicine, wind energy, composite materials, logistics business, environmental solutions - in total, more than a hundred new businesses, which cement Rosatom’s standing among the leading tech giants.
The Rosatom business strategy is guided by the international sustainable development agenda. Rosatom makes a significant contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a low-carbon electricity company, developing nuclear, hydrogen and wind energy. Annually, Russian-designed nuclear power plants prevent more than 210 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the main cause of climate change. The nuclear power plant being built by Rosatom in Turkey is the first nuclear project in history to receive a sustainable loan. In 2021, the company has placed its first issue of green exchange-traded bonds. Since 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the UN Global Compact Network.