The level of offerings on the market of nuclear energy does not meet the current global demand in the medium and long term. This was in the framework of the international forum "ATOMEXPO 2017", said the General Director of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev, the correspondent "Tapes.ru".
According to him, now is not the time of competition with foreign partners and "squeezing" each other with those or other markets. it is necessary, on the contrary, to unite efforts for environmental development and to search for safer solutions. Likhachev stressed the need to change the development paradigm of the global energy mix, the attitude towards nuclear energy. "This can be done only together, consolidating the global nuclear industry," he said.
At the current level of competition, according to the General Director of "Rosatom" there is a huge potential to increase the construction of nuclear plants and growth generation. "Competition is necessary, we are not afraid of it and take note. It gives us the opportunity to prepare the best technological proposals on the market of nuclear power plants", — said Likhachev.
To date, the Russian state Corporation ranks first in the world in the number of ordered overseas nuclear power plants — 34 unit, said the head of "Rosatom". But foreign partners, he said, "is where to increase capacity".
International forum "ATOMEXPO" has been held annually since 2009 at the initiative of Rosatom state Corporation. This year the main theme of the forum is "Nuclear technology — safety, environment, sustainability". In forum work take part more than 5 thousand people, more than 650 companies from 65 countries.