Rosatom reported on July 20, 2017, that the company participated in the Power-Gen Africa, where it exhibited and presented its latest nuclear and renewable technologies.
Delivering a presentation during the Nuclear Forum, Rosatom regional Vice-President of Sub-Saharan Africa, Viktor Polikarpov highlighted the company’s solutions for the African continent.
He noted that a growing number of African nations had recently shown great interest in developing nuclear, not only to close their current generation gaps but also to secure the immense amount of power needed to make future economic and social ambitions a reality.
«Russia recently signed MoU on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy with Uganda and Ethiopia at Atomexpo 2017, which was held in Moscow in June 2017. It is very encouraging to see that Africa is moving towards nuclear as a clean and sustainable base load source,» he added.
Within the framework of Power-Gen Africa 2017 «Rusatom International Network» signed a MoU with African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN).
The MoU lays the foundation for cooperation in the enhancement of education and public acceptance of nuclear energy across the African continent.
This includes the organization and holding of international conferences and exhibitions in the field of nuclear power technologies; exchange of experience on a regular basis; promotion of educational opportunities for African youth at educational institutions in Africa and Russia etc.
Rosatom also presented its latest mini-hydro solutions during the conference.
In the nearest time Company plans to sign its 1st contract on mini-hydro power plant project up to 2 MW in South Africa.