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Russia is ready to develop a peaceful atom on the African continent

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 11:32:12

On July 27, in St. Petersburg, at the second Russia-Africa forum, the plenary session “Nuclear technologies for the development of Africa” ​​was held, where the prospects for peaceful nuclear energy on the African continent were discussed.

NUCLEAR SCHOOL

“Every time we start working with one or another newcomer country, or expand work with a member of the nuclear club, we build special relationships of trust,” said Rosatom General Director Alexei Likhachev. – After all, the issue of interstate cooperation in the nuclear field is always on the agenda of the first people – the leaders of the state and government. At the same time, cooperation can be successfully implemented only if there are serious relations of trust between the countries. The power of atomic energy is too great to be considered solely from the point of view of the business aspect.

The head of the state corporation pointed out that it offers partners a wide range of projects to ensure technological sovereignty. This also applies to technologies closely related to nuclear energy, such as nuclear medicine, product irradiation centers, research reactors, and wind power. And this is also a very large set of technologies related to mechanical engineering, as they are learning together with local manufacturers to produce products that will receive atomic certificates.

“Egypt’s peaceful nuclear program is of great importance to us and continues to develop dynamically thanks to the implementation of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant project,” said Amged El-Wakil, chairman of the board of directors of the Egypt Power Plants Authority. Nuclear energy of the Arab countries. Republic of Egypt. – The project, which is part of a broad industrialization programme, is already having a positive impact in Egypt by expanding opportunities for local industries and creating new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals. It has also brought about significant human resource development in Egypt through initiatives such as the establishment of a dedicated nuclear school in El Dabaa. Nuclear power will be absolutely essential if Egypt is to achieve the goals of its energy strategy to meet the ever-increasing demand for electricity.”

Egypt’s energy strategy for sustainable development aims to increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix to 42% by 2035. Renewable energy sources will make a significant contribution to the energy mix, but it must be based on a constant source of reliable base load. Experts believe that this is precisely the role of nuclear energy. In addition, by using nuclear energy, the country will be able to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. The country will also be able to use nuclear technology to produce fresh water. Therefore, nuclear power offers many benefits for Egypt and the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

RELIABILITY AND STABILITY

“Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to Rosatom for the fruitful cooperation and strengthening of relations between our countries,” said Fidel Ndahayo, executive director of the Rwandan Atomic Energy Board. – Of course, we have to look not only at traditional energy sources. We would like to consider the use of atomic energy to meet our needs. Only around 70% of the country’s population has access to electricity and we hope to increase this proportion. We need reliability and stability, and nuclear energy seems to us to be a very important decision, an important source, which is why we have embarked on this path”.

“Nuclear energy is something new for us, but we are already working on the natural resource of uranium, we have been working on this project for several years. And we hope that very soon we will see its rapid development and a significant increase in investment, – said the Minister of Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania, Doto Mashaka Biteko. – In 2025, we project to reach the level of 10% of the GDP of our country through the mining industry. The extraction of uranium is one of the elements to achieve this objective”.

We add that on the eve of the forum, Rosatom proposed projects of technological sovereignty to African countries and their inclusion in the technological chains that Russia is creating, this was announced by Alexei Likhachev. According to him, it can range from initiatives to train personnel for work in the nuclear industry to the creation of companies in the territory of the African continent.

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Puck Henry
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