China and Indonesia develop the HTGR

China and Indonesia develop the HTGR

China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (CNEC) signed an agreement with Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) to jointly develop a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) in Indonesia.

The joint project development plan was signed by CNEC chairman Wang Shoujun and Batan chairman Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto during the second official Meeting of Cultural and People-to-People Exchange between China and Indonesia.

Under the agreement, CNEC and Batan intend to cooperate on an Indonesian HTGR project and to train workers.

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.

CNEC has been working with Tsinghua University since 2003 on the design, construction and commercialisation of HTR technology. The partners signed a new agreement in March 2014 aimed at furthering cooperation in both international and domestic marketing of the advanced reactor technology.

CNEC is actively promoting its HTGR technology overseas and has already signed memoranda of understanding with Dubai, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

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