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Indonesia plans first nuclear power unit in 2017 TOKYO (JAPAN) - Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy, plans to start generating electricity at a nuclear power plant in 2017, Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said on Friday.

Indonesia is seeking support from Japan, Europe or Canada on building the project's reactors, the country's first, Katsuhiko Suetsugu, security general of the Asia-Pacific Energy Forum, cited Purnomo as saying in Tokyo. Suetsugu didn't provide details on the kind of support Indonesia is seeking.

Indonesia, Southeast Asia's most-populous nation, wants to bring electricity to 93 percent of homes by 2025 from about 55 percent in 2003. The country would use nuclear energy as an alternative to hydroelectric projects and thermal generators, which it now relies on. Indonesia needs about $25 billion in the next 10 years to build power plants and transmission lines, Suetsugu said, citing Indonesian delegates attending an energy forum in Tokyo.

"We need 50 percent (of funding) from foreign investments, as the government has a limited amount of capital for building sufficient power plants," Purnomo told reporters in Tokyo. "U.S., Japan, China and European companies are actively seeing our market and we encourage Japanese Investors to come." Purnomo was accompanying Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a four-day visit to Japan that ended on Friday.

The Indonesian government last year revived plans to build an 800-megawatt nuclear power station on the slopes of the active Muria volcano on the northern coast of Central Java, after it was scrapped in 1997 following opposition from the public. The project is the first of 12 proposed.


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Posted in Nuclear power @ 03 June 2005 17:03 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





Jeroen
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Hehe, in two and ha half year time, the date has been set back with two years, as you can see in the related news items. Ooh well.. I'm sure eventually there will be something build.

I hope it will bring relief to the already (almost) fully used capacity on time, but I suppose they can't wait with expanding it for another 12 years.



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I wonder how long it will take before the US begins to complain about it.

We know you want to make nucliar bombs from it and bla bla bla bla bla ................................... Emoticon: Yawn Emoticon: Yawn Emoticon: Yawn Emoticon: Yawn



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Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy Emoticon: Confused



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