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 through 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 makes a big stake on 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, 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 1350 delegates from more than 50 countries and created an opportunity for ASEAN policy makers to share national energy framework aspirations.