Focusing on new builds, the conference will be the platform for regulators, nuclear energy agencies and operators to discuss challenges and opportunities that countries looking at establishing a nuclear power programme are facing.
“It is clear that public engagement and acceptance still play a huge role for any country looking at establishing a nuclear power programme”, says Daria La Valle, Programme Manager for Nuclear Power Asia. “The Fukushima event has strongly influenced the public opinion, fuelling anti-nuclear sentiments in the general public.”
“The issues of siting as well as fuel and waste management need to be addressed properly in order to develop a successful nuclear power programme” adds La Valle, “Countries like the UAE set an example in this sense where a very successful public engagement campaign has allowed the national nuclear energy company to embark on one of the most successful nuclear power programmes that we have seen in a while.”
Overview of nuclear new build in Asia
- Malaysia plans to have 2GW nuclear by 2020. It has completed preliminary feasibility study and preliminary site selection & ranking, and its government will make a decision by 2014 to proceed with its nuclear programme.
- China has over 20 reactors under construction and the nation aims to have a nuclear-generating capacity of 80GW by 2020.
- Indonesia aims to build up to four nuclear power stations by 2025.
- Vietnam intends to build 8 by 2030. The first of Vietnam's plants will be ready by 2020.
- South Korea has 6 units under construction with 10 under planning.
Nuclear Power Asia 2013 Speaker Highlighths:
- Dr. Zamzam Jaafar, CEO, Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation, Malaysia
- Dr. Nor Azlan bin Mostafa, Head of Nuclear Energy Unit, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
- Supapol Ratanakorn, Assistant Director of Nuclear Engineering Division, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand
- Alexander Superfin, CEO, Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., Turkey
- Gérald Ouzounian, International Director, National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA), France
- A. S. M. Firoz, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Bangladesh
- Valerie Levkov, Vice President, New Nuclear Project Development, Électricité
- Donald Hoffman, President and CEO of EXCEL Services Corporation and Vice President/President Elect of the American Nuclear Society, USA
- Kumiaki Moriya, Corporate Chief Engineer, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Japan
- Dr. Kazuaki Yanagisawa, Principal Engineer/Principal Researcher, Office of Policy Planning and Administration Dep., Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan
- Dr. Keung Koo Kim, Director, SMART PM, Advanced Reactor Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea
- Fiona Reilly, Partner, Head of Nuclear Services, Norton Rose LLP, UK
- George Borovas, Head of International Nuclear Projects, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, UK
- Nick Carter, Director General, Regulation and Supervision Bureau, UAE
- Yury Sokolov, Vice President, Global Nuclear Infrastructure, Rosatom Overseas, Russia
- Scott Flanders, Director, Division of Site and Environmental Analysis, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, USA
- Stuart Cloke, Senior Director & Company Secretary, World Nuclear Association (WNA), UK
Nuclear Power Asia
Now in its fourth year, Nuclear Power Asia is a must attend event for the international and regional stakeholders within the nuclear power industry. The 2013 edition returns to Kuala Lumpur in January with a focus on key and pressing issues as well as the latest developments facing the nuclear power industry in Asia. With 300 expected attendees, and a targeted exhibition, Nuclear Power Asia 2013 will continue to be the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the nuclear power community.
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