Japan, Indonesia team up on HTGR development

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) announced that it has agreed to extend a cooperation agreement it signed with Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) in May 2007 to include research and development of HTGRs.

Batan is promoting the introduction of nuclear power plants in Indonesia to help meet the county’s demand for power. It envisages the start-up of conventional large light-water reactors on the populous islands of Java, Madura, Bali and Sumatra from 2027 onwards. In addition, it is planning for small HTGRs (up to 100 MWe) for deployment on Kalimantan, Sulawesi and other islands to supply power and heat for industrial use.

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Posted August 7, 2014 by repit in News

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