Why ASEAN & What's New?

Energy demand in the ASEAN region is rapidly increasing due to industrialization, improved living standards and access to energy. Nuclear energy, will play an important role in achieving the "three Es" - economic growth, energy security and environmental protection.

Malaysia wants a proven type of 1000 MWe-class reactor which is already deployed. In July 2014 the minister responsible for MNPC announced a feasibility study including ‘public acceptance’ on building a nuclear power plant to operate from about 2024, with 3-4 reactors providing 10-15% of electricity by 2030.

The next step is selection of technology and plant site – major investments and projects lie ahead.

Nuclear Power Asia 2017

The 8th Annual Nuclear Power Asia 2017 in January returns to Kuala Lumpur. This year’s programme will address the key issues from planning to construction stage of nuclear power development, answering some of the burning questions. 

One of the new features for this year’s event is benchmarking projects from around the world that are using similar technologies as Vietnam to extract key lessons learned from these key projects. 

In addition to Malaysia, ASEAN countries and other key emerging countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka etc will continue to be represented at the event to bring up to date development status and challenges from their key markets.   

Other new areas in 2017 will be based on the key recommendations from IAEA on ASEAN's development, including: Nuclear IMS development, human resources management & national grid infrastructure. 

The newly developed agenda features 30+ project based and value-led sessions including Keynote Speeches, Presentations, Roundtable Discussions, and Onstage Interviews, covering both operational and technical topics throughout nuclear power projects. 

Other key themes that will be debated include: advanced technology for safety & security, legal infrastructure & policy development, EPC & construction, stakeholder engagement, supply chain localisation, fuel cycle & waste management 

What's New in 2017?

• Co-hosted by Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC)

• Shifting the focus from planning to construction stage: What needs to be done? 

• Sharing best practices in three key development recommendations from IAEA: 

- Nuclear IMS Development

- Human Resources Management 

- National Grid Infrastructure

• Benchmarking projects that are using similar technologies: 

- China Taishan 2 project 

- (Finland) TVO Olkiluoto 3 NPP 

- Bangladesh NPP project development 

- India Kudankulam NPP project 

Development updates from other emerging countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

• VIP programme with key ASEAN nuclear agencies to ensure 150 key ASEAN decision-makers present

• More reason for international industry to get involved: How can you help in driving ASEAN's nuclear energy projects?