- State-owned Rosatom is eyeing of a partnership with the Philippines in developing nuclear infrastructure
- One of the major items they are offering is building the world’s first “floating nuclear power plants”
- Rosatom is also looking into the possibility of reopening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP)
The Russian State Nuclear Energy Corp. (Rosatom) is eyeing to partner with the Philippines to put up floating nuclear power plants around the country.
Rosatom vice-president for Southeast Asia Egor Simonov explained to GMA, “Our breakthrough solution here is a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), which is a mobile low-capacity reactor operable in remote areas isolated from the power grid or in places hard to access by land.”
Named the “Akademik Lomonosov,” the world’s first floating nuclear power plant is already in the final stages in Russia.
Back in November 2017, Rosatom and the Department of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the development of “national nuclear infrastructure in the Philippines.”
Simonov explained that archipelagic countries such as the Philippines will benefit greatly from floating power plants due to its mobility.
“This mobile reactor was designed to supply electricity, thermal power, and even desalinated water to coastal or isolated territories, as well as to industrial offshore units,” he said.
Aside from building nuclear power plants, state-owned Rosatom also aims to look into the reopening of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).