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Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation offers floating NPPs to Indonesia

First Deputy General Director of Rosatom Kirill Komarov called their main advantage environmental friendliness and price predictability

SIRIUS /Federal Territory/, November 23. /TASS/. Russia’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide Indonesia with floating nuclear power plants (NPPs), Rosatom First Deputy CEO Kirill Komarov said at the Atomexpo Forum.

"Indonesia already has floating power stations in operation. <…> These floating platforms use either coal or natural gas to generate electricity. It can be a good source of power, but it has its pros and cons, since both coal and gas cannot be viewed as sources of pure green energy," he said on Tuesday.

"Rosatom has to offer similar floating stations, equipped with nuclear reactors. Their main advantage is that they can produce pure green energy at an absolutely predictable price," he added.

According to the official, the eventual price of electricity generated by floating NPPs will not be affected by fluctuations on the global fuel market.

The international forum Atomexpo-2022 is the main event in the global nuclear industry. The forum is attended by leading industry experts from more than 50 countries. The key theme of the event is "Nuclear Spring: Creating a Sustainable Future". The forum, which took place on November 21-22 in Sochi, addressed the role of nuclear climate agenda and the contribution of nuclear technologies to the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals. Over 50 agreements and memorandums were signed on the sidelines of the event.

The Atomexpo forum has been held since 2009. TASS is an information partner of the event.