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National Nuclear Energy of Indonesia representatives highly appreciated industrial standards at Machine-building Plant of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom

04.12.2017, 18:20

Representatives of National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) have made a reference visit to Machine-building Plant, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom in Elektrostal, Moscow region.
 BATAN officials checked out the process of nuclear fuel fabrication and industrial facilities at the world’s largest nuclear fuel enterprise. The technical tour included the shop-floors of fuel pellets sintering, loading of pellets into fuel rods and fabrication of fuel assemblies, as well as the Information center of the enterprise.
The guests got an understanding of TVEL Fuel Company export business, particularities of fuel fabrication for nuclear power plants, global trends in nuclear power development, and the positions of TVEL in global nuclear industry.
 Meniek Rachmawati, BATAN coordinator for research, appreciated high level of automation and production standards at  Machine-building Plant. “A site-visit to a real functioning facility of nuclear fuel fabrication has been really meaningful, as we have assured ourselves in high standards of production automation, as well as quality and safety control”, Ms Rachmawati outlined at the end of the visit.

On May 31, 2016, on the outlines of ATOMEXPO 2016 VIII International
Forum, TVEL Fuel Company and the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia signed the Roadmap of Development of Bilateral Cooperation in the field of nuclear fuel cycle. The document provides for specific steps within the interaction of two organizations, including the possibility to supply Russian nuclear fuel for research reactors in Indonesia. The cooperation between TVEL Fuel Company and BATAN started in 2015. With the coordination of Rosatom office in South-East Asia, in a short span of time the parties reached an agreement on shifting the relations to practical phase.
According to information from public media, Indonesia in considering construction of several nuclear power units with total electric capacity over 4000 MW by 2025. Currently the major part of electric power Indonesia is generated by thermal power plants using fossil fuels.