Sunday, November 27 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
Week of Oct 31
Week of Oct 24
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Kazakhstan narrows selection of NPP technologies down to four - expert


    June 14, 2022 - Interfax Central Asia General News

     

      NUR-SULTAN. June 14 (Interfax) - Four technologies for a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan currently remain under consideration, while the U.S. and Japan's proposals have been taken off the list, general director of Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants LLP Timur Zhantikin said.

      "We are not considering 'exotic' solutions for the first plant. We are looking only at proven technologies available on the market. There are four NPP projects that remain on the list," Zhantikin said.

      "Naturally, it's Rosatom, which is now building more than anyone else, not only having technologies that have proven successful but the entire construction process that is well established. We always look at the supply chain. France. China is now confidently entering the market. Korea, as you know, has built the most recent project in the Emirates and launched the first unit, and now embarking on projects in Europe and the USA," he said.

      Kazakh government earlier said it was actively studying the technologies of six global manufacturers of nuclear reactors: NuScale Power, U.S., NuScale reactor; GE-Hitachi, U.S.-Japan, BWRX-300 reactor; Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, KHNP, South Korea, APR-1000 and APR-1400 reactors; CNNC, China, HPR-1000 and CNP-600+ reactors; Rosatom, Russia, VVER-1200 and VVER-1000 reactors; and Electricite de France, ATMEA1 reactor.

      A future nuclear power plant is likely to be bult near Lake Balkhash in the southern part of the country.

      The possibility of building a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan has been under discussion for many years. The government has returned to the NPP construction project as the republic may face a shortage of electricity in the future. The NPP project is not universally popular among the public but the authorities believe it is the right thing to do.

      The Kazakh Energy Ministry expects construction to take up to ten years, with the cost of one power unit reaching $5 billion. Kazakhstan's energy balance forecast for the period up to 2035 proposes the launch of an NPP with an aggregate capacity of 2.4 GW among possible options.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that Russia was ready to build an NPP for Kazakhstan. Putin then said this offer was not limited to just constructing an NPP. "This concerns creating a whole sector, which includes training personnel at Russian higher-educational institutions in new professions associated with the use of nuclear power," he said.

      The Kazakh Energy Ministry and the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom concluded a memorandum on cooperation in training personnel for the civilian nuclear energy industry at the start of 2022.

      Pr kz ak

      (Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.