Nuclear power development: Many targets begin in 2015

14:18 | 31/05/2015 Industry

(VEN) - Under the nuclear power development plan towards 2030, which was approved by the prime minister, work will begin in 2015 so the first nuclear power turbine in the country, with capacity of 1000MW, can be put into operation in 2020.

Nuclear power development:   Many targets  begin in 2015

Vietnam will begin building its first nuclear power plant in 2015

Vietnam will begin building its first nuclear power plant in 2015 while at the same time approving related investment projects and locations, choosing contractors, preparing project managers and technical specialists for investors, issuing guiding documents, technical standards, and project location, as well as design and construction licensing formalities.

Policies will be constructed and preparations will be made to supply materials and equipment, construct, install, manage, control quality and ensure security of fuel supply for the plant. Surveying will also be carried out to explore and mine uranium resources.

The first nuclear power turbine in Vietnam is expected to be put into operation in 2020, and nuclear power plants in the country are expected to have a total capacity of 8,000MW by 2025 (accounting for about seven percent of the country’s total electricity output at that time) and 15,000MW by 2030 (about 10 percent of the country’s total).

Along with the completion of a location plan for low and medium-level radioactive waste storage, policies will be built to manage radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel. In addition to the establishment of an independent technical assistance agency, other works include nuclear safety analysis and assessment of the plant’s licensing and construction, operation of environmental surveillance and radioactive alert systems, equipment verification and standardization for the plant, preparation for coping with radiation and nuclear problems, and planning of national healthcare facilities for diseases caused by radioactive substances.

The plan will include the construction of nuclear power universities and higher-level training facilities, as well as policies on training and employing a fully-trained workforce.

In recent years, relevant authorities have been looking for capable partners in the fields of law consultancy, technology, and workforce training in order to prepare for the project./.

By Hong Duong