The acting CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, Ryan Collyer, has highlighted the global shift towards nuclear, not only in the energy sector as a means of addressing a myriad of other energy related issues. Mr Collyer was speaking at the Africa Energy Forum held in South Africa, of which Ghana participated.

Mr Collyer was focused on the possible use of nuclear technologies for desalination purposes apart from heat and electricity supply and the latest developments of ROSATOM in the area of SMRs featuring RITM-200 reactor technology.

ROSATOM SMRs can be a good alternative to diesel generators providing reliable power supply and preventing harmful emissions at a competitive price.

Speaking at the forum, Mr Collyer put a special emphasis on ROSATOM’s current developments in the field of small modular reactors. He also outlined the features of the floating nuclear power plant that was connected to the grid at the end of 2019 and started supplying electricity to the grid. At present, ROSATOM is working on the next generation of the offshore nuclear power plants – an optimized floating power unit (OFPU).

“We are working hard to do our part in delivering the great stories from our industry, to highlight its true potential to become a catalyst for sustainable development in Africa. We all understand that nuclear will play a vital role in achieving the United Nations sustainability goals not only in Africa but across the globe,” noted Ryan Collyer.

Story filed by Nathaniel Nartey.

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