by Marina KHALIZEVA, Science in Russia observer
The forecasts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) draw attention to a considerable increase in the number of atomic power plants in the course of the next 20 years designed in different parts of the world. Atom for peace can further power safety of states, reduce influence of unstable prices on organic fuel, mitigate effects of climatic changes and make national economies more competitive. Such were conclusions made by the participants of the 6th International Forum Atomexpo-2014 held under auspices of Rosatom state corporation in June of 2014 at the Arcade, one of the business grounds of the country located 150 m from the Kremlin.
The previous meeting of leaders of the major world companies operating in the atomic power sector was held in the Mikhailovsky Manege of St. Petersburg* in 2013 and was attended by above 2,000 specialists from 42 countries. The present forum
*See: M. Khalizeva, "Trends of Atomic Power Engineering Development", Science in Russia, No. 6, 2013.-Ed.
was attended by 3,544 members from 600 organizations (almost half of them from abroad). The main feature of the forum was a feeling of interest of the rapidly developing countries such as Argentina, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and the South African Republic, which experiences special need in atomic power engineering.
COMMERCIAL COMPETITIVENESS OF ATOMIC POWER PLANTS
Deputy General Director of IAEA Alexander Bychkov reminded at the plenary session that today 72 energy blocks are under construction in the world, i.e. by 10 units more than in the past year. By 2030 the volume of atomic energy capacities will double and make ~727 hW. China and South Korea will take the lead in this parameter (their atomic power capacity will increase 3.5 times-from the present 83 hW to 268 hW). They are followed by countries of the Eastern Europe planning to increase their energy block ... Читать далее