Mumbai, 16th May 2023– Rosatom participated in the G20 International Seminar on ‘The Role of Small Modular Reactors in the Energy Transition’. The event, organized under the framework of G20 Presidency of India, took place on 16th May 2023 in Mumbai.
Dr. Andrey Krasnov, Head of Department, Rosatom, and Dr. Alexandre Volgin, Director of Project, Rosatom served as speakers in the session on “Global Development and Deployment Status on SMRs.”
Speaking at the event, Dr. Alexandre Volgin said, «We are thrilled to share Rosatom's experience and knowledge on SMRs with India, who has been our trusted partner throughout the years. We firmly believe that our expertise and knowledge in the development, construction, and operation of small modular reactors will play a pivotal role in facilitating the global energy transition towards a sustainable future. We have several exciting upcoming projects in the future, and look forward to collaborating and partnering with the Indian government and Indian industrial partners in pursuing these opportunities».
The G20 International Seminar on "The Role of Small Modular Reactors in the Energy Transition" intends to bring together industry, policymakers, public sector enterprises, private sector companies, regulatory bodies, and international agencies to deliberate upon the key issues with respect to SMRs development and deployment. The exercise aims to initiate discussions around the way forward for enabling policy/regulatory framework and other challenges faced by nuclear sector, which can accelerate the deployment of SMRs.
The event witnessed the participation of over 100 senior representatives from leading Indian and foreign agencies and companies in the nuclear field. Alongside the Rosatom speakers, the session was attended by representatives from the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BHEL, Larsen & Toubro, and other leading enterprises.
ROSATOM is the only company in the world that has the resources and competencies to offer energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain. It possesses a wide range of assets, including assets in design, construction and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. Rosatom is also engaged in the production of equipment and isotope products for the needs of nuclear medicine, scientific research, and materials science, the production of digital and of various nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The company’s strategy is to develop low-carbon power generation projects, including in the wind generation field. Today the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees.