A new reactor for Batan

A new reactor for Batan

The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) continues to carry out research on the Experimental Power Reactor (RDE) which can produce electricity with a capacity of 10 MWt or equivalent to 3 MWe and can be used for lighting 2,000 homes. This High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) has entered the detailed design engineering stage.

Head of Batan Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto added that RDE will be the 4th reactor owned by Batan after the reactors in Bandung, Yogyakarta and Serpong. The three research reactors conduct radioisotope research and production, while RDE will be used for heat and electricity.

In terms of human resources, Batan has a Nuclear Technology College (STTN) located in Yogyakarta each year graduating around 100 people.

In addition to STTN, several universities such as UGM and ITB have also begun to have majors related to nuclear technology. These young workers will be working on  the successor of  the research reactor. Indonesian human resources are ready and abundant.

NβN tip: RDE stands for Reaktor Daya Eksperimental. The Batan will organize the International Conference on Material Science & Technology. Originally for December, the workshop is postponed. Keep contact with the organiser

Contact person :

Achmad Hindansyah, Chairman of ICWMST 2018

  • Tel. +62 21 7566727 (direct), 7562860 Ext. 4002 – 4005
  • Fax +62 21 7560926
  • e-mail : ahindasyah@gmail.com


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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.