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GluTTony
Indonesia may have nuclear power plant in 5 years
www.chinaview.cn 2006-06-27 17:47:21

JAKARTA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will likely have a nuclear power plant for electricity within the next five years if the country begins the building of the plant this year, Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman said here on Tuesday.

According to the minister, Vice President Jusuf Kalla had instructed to accelerate the supply of electricity to meet the country's strong demand and nuclear energy was thought to be one of the main solutions.

The minister said that currently state-owned electricity company PT. PLN had already signed an agreement with South Korea's Hydro and Nuclear Power Company for establishment of nuclear power plant.

"If we begin the building now, so the fastest, within the next five years we will have it (nuclear power plant)," he said.

The minister said that Indonesia saw South Korea and Japan as partners in these projects. Enditem
Nusantara
The sooner this project done will be better, Indonesia currently already shortage in electrics due to high growth electric power demand and consumption and some area in big cities such as Jakarta now has experience power outage. Beside the cost of electric /kWh in Indonesia among expensives compare to neighbors countries.
Kopassus
QUOTE(Nusantara @ Jun 28 2006, 12:02 AM) [snapback]1997378[/snapback]

The sooner this project done will be better, Indonesia currently already shortage in electrics due to high growth electric power demand and consumption and some area in big cities such as Jakarta now has experience power outage. Beside the cost of electric /kWh in Indonesia among expensives compare to neighbors countries.

memang....we can not be terus dependent of BBM...
GluTTony
I kinda wish that it was made in Indonesia icon_smile.gif but oh well Electricity is the Priority

Indonesia Mulls Nuclear Energy For Electricity Generation

By Mohd Nasir Yusoff

JAKARTA, June 28 (Bernama) -- Indonesia could have a nuclear power plant in the next five years if the project got started this year, Research and Technology Minister Kusmayanto Kadiman said Tuesday.

"If we start building it this year, the soonest we can have a nuclear power plant is in five years' time," he said after accompanying visiting Iranian Research and Technology Minister Muhammad Mehdi Zahedi to a meeting with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla, here.

Kusmayanto said Jusuf had instructed the execution of a crash programme for national electricity supply, among others, by developing nuclear technology.

He said the government was now preparing for the construction of a 10,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant.

"If the Vice-President says it is a crash programme, why not? This means acceleration," he was quoted by Antara news agency as saying.

He said state electricity company PT PLN had signed a memorandum of understanding with a South Korean state hydro and nuclear company on the building of a nuclear power plant in Indonesia.

Asked about the Gunung Muria nuclear power plant project the government had talked about many years ago but it never got realised, Kusmayanto said there were two things that had pushed it into a limbo.

"The first reason is the fact that nuclear energy has always been considered not as important as other sources of energy such as gas and coal.

"The second is that Gunung Muria has always been a political issue raised by politicians to gain votes.

"However, nuclear energy has been included in the current national policy," he added.

Asked with which country Indonesia would cooperate to develop nuclear technology, he would not give a direct reply but said it would not necessarily be with Iran as there were other countries that had the technology and experience such as South Korea and Japan.

"What we want is for the foreign country to come to Indonesia with the nuclear technology and needed funds, and we will provide the site."

He said a company was prepared to build a nuclear power plant in Indonesia but it wanted prior guarantee that the electricity produced by the plant would be bought by the government.

The minister, however, declined to name the company.

-- BERNAMA
Kopassus
Dua tahun lalu sy baca di koran bahwa powerplant ini akan di bangun di daerah Semarang, betul atau ngga?
purnomor
^ Yeap, east of Semarang at the foot of Mount Muria, close to Demak.
tangawizi
There's a lot of industries in Demak and Semarang surroundings. I wonder if the nuclear plant should be built on Java island though where human population is so dense. Wouldn't it be better if built offshore??
GluTTony
I was thinking the Best place to put it is in Kalimantan icon_smile.gif
tangawizi
I agree, and have the industries and highly skilled migrants to live and work there...

I know so many IT nerds who would dream to work in Kalimantan rather than slog it out in Silicon Valley and its crazy property prices...

purnomor
It need to be on Java because this island has the highest population and industries, Java accounts for very high proportion of electricity demand. And research found Mount Muria area the most stable area volcanically and tectonically in Java.
GluTTony
Russian firm to build Indonesia's first nuclear plant
Posted by admin on 2006/10/16 5:00:03

Jakarta, Oct 16 (Xinhua) Russian electricity company Raoues is slated to build Indonesia's first nuclear power plant, local media reports Monday said.

The facility will be located in Gorontalo province, Sulawesi Island, in order to meet long-term demand for electricity there and in nearby provinces, reported The Jakarta Post.

Gorontalo Governor Fadel Muhamad said the new plant is expected to start operating by the end of 2007. He also claimed that Gorontalo would be registered as the first province in Indonesia to enjoy nuclear electricity.

The nuclear plant would be designed to have a generating capacity of 90 megawatts, which would be sold to state-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) at a price one-third lower than that of conventional electricity.

A cooperation agreement will reportedly be signed by Fadel and Raoues representatives in Russia.

"The Russian side has prepared everything. It's now waiting for Gorontalo province's response," Farino Sariowan, a Raoues project developer in Indonesia, was quoted as saying.
Kanlungan
Don't you think the US would pick on Indonesia because of its plans. You know, they're a bunch of paranoid people when it comes to the word "nuclear".
RETARD
SO!!!!?!
purnomor
Russia to Build Indonesia’s First Nuclear Power Plant
Created: 16.10.2006 11:40 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:40 MSK, 19 hours 57 minutes ago

MosNews

Russia’s power grid monopoly UES will build Indonesia’s first nuclear power plant, local media reported on Monday, Oct. 16.

The facility will be located in Gorontalo province, Sulawesi Island, in order to meet long-term demand for electricity there and in nearby provinces, The Jakarta Post reported.

Gorontalo Governor Fadel Muhamad said the new plant is expected to start operations by the end of 2007. He also claimed that Gorontalo would be registered as the first province in Indonesia to enjoy nuclear electricity.


The nuclear plant would be designed to have a generating capacity of 90 megawatts, which would be sold to state-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) at a price one-third lower than that of conventional electricity.

A cooperation agreement will reportedly be signed by Fadel and UES representatives in Russia.

“The Russian side has prepared everything. It’s now waiting for Gorontalo province’s response,” Farino Sariowan, an UES project developer in Indonesia, was quoted as saying.

http://www.mosnews.com/money/2006/10/16/indonesianpp.shtml
Majapahitans
Indonesia is entering nuclear era...... icon_neutral.gif
Does that means nuclear weapons too....?

Rumor says that Indonesia do have quite adequate supply of Uranium, but this natural resources is kept in secrecy.... Anybody ever heard about this rumors....?
Kopassus
QUOTE(Majapahitans @ Oct 17 2006, 06:27 AM) [snapback]2400993[/snapback]

Indonesia is entering nuclear era...... icon_neutral.gif
Does that means nuclear weapons too....?

Rumor says that Indonesia do have quite adequate supply of Uranium, but this natural resources is kept in secrecy.... Anybody ever heard about this rumors....?

ssssstttt, Badan intel luar negri pasti juga baca forum2 diskusi seperti AF. Mereka filtering the whole internet....
GluTTony
^^ Lol!!

Indonesia uranium

So much talks about oil, gas, coal, or biofuel. But we know so little about development of uranium-to-yellowcake to feed Indonesia's ambitious nuclear power program. Anybody?

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration is keep to revive the on-off-and-on again nuclear power program. Late last month, research and technology minister Kusmayanto Kadiman declared by 2016, Indonesia should have nuclear power plant to cope with increasing energy demand. He said that after accompanying Iran's Research & Technology Minister Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi in a meeting with Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

At the same day, a meeting chaired by Mr Kalla decided to open the bidding for Indonesia's first nucler power plant in Gunung Muria, Central Java with generating capacity of 4,000 MW.
Energy minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told the press after the meeting that Gunung Muria nuclear power plant would use pressure water reactor technology that could be supplied by France, US, South Korea or Japan. Mr Purnomo said by 2010, the country should start the construction and will take five years to bring the nuclear power plant into commercial operation.

The next question then, how about uranium-yellowcake supply?
Various report cited two established mines, both in Kalimantan Island known as Remaja-Hitam Ore Body (or Edo-Remaja) and Rirang-Tanah Merah Ore Body, both are uranium veins in fine grained metamorphous rock. The first is thought to contain around 5,000 tons to 10,000 tons of uranium with a grade range of between 0.1 to 0.3. The second is considered to contain less than 500 tons of uranium but with higher grade of 0.3 to 1.

Who develop these mines?
In May, West Kalimantan House of Representatives (DPRD) urged local administrations to review uranium exploration license given to an Indonesian and France company. The joint venture develop uranium mines in Ela Hilir, Melawai Regency and Sintang Regency. "They've been there for almost 20 years and about to enter exploitation stage," said Adrianus Senen, local legislator.
West Kalimantan governor Usman Jafar told Pontianak Post in April that the province is ready to build nuclear power plant as it has the biggest uranium reserves than other provinces in the country.
Besides Kalimantan, Papua has been increasingly mentioned as potential source of uranium. Some also mentioned West Nusa Tenggar & North Sumatra.
Should it prove economically viable or politically manageable, Indonesia can probably mine enough uranium from its domestic reserves to provide yellowcake for nuclear power reactors. And that would make uranium the most precious commodity.
Kanlungan
QUOTE(RETARD @ Oct 17 2006, 08:34 AM) [snapback]2399523[/snapback]

SO!!!!?!


Hey, I didn't mean to offend you. But with all the paranoia of the US as regards to anything "nuclear"(even if it would be used for power purposes), it's not far that they'll pick on Indonesia as they are picking on Iran right now.
RETARD
QUOTE(Kanlungan @ Oct 17 2006, 11:44 AM) [snapback]2401745[/snapback]

Hey, I didn't mean to offend you. But with all the paranoia of the US as regards to anything "nuclear"(even if it would be used for power purposes), it's not far that they'll pick on Indonesia as they are picking on Iran right now.

dude i'm just kidding!! chill dude!!!
alfan
I personally disagree with using nuclear power. It is clean for some years but the radioactive waste would have to be stored somewhere and the technology isn't cheap either. I say we should harness the energy from the earth, i.e. Geothermal. It's cheaper, clean, no long term side effects, renewable, don't really need much foreign intervention on providing the technology, and we already have some power plants that are using it. So, nuclear does have it's advantages but in the long run there will be problems arising. (And I am absolutely not accusing Indonesia of potentially using it for developing nuclear weapons, I'm speaking strictly of its environmental consequences).
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061018/ap_on_...ing_on_energy_4
purnomor
Russia, Indonesia to Sign Agreement on Nuclear Energy
Created: 23.11.2006 16:15 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 16:15 MSK, 3 hours 16 minutes ago


MosNews

Jakarta and Moscow will sign a series of agreements in various areas including aerospace and nuclear energy during Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s official trip to Russia next week, the Russian ambassador to Indonesia said on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Ambassador Mikhail Bely told a news conference that agreement on nuclear energy will focus on the peaceful use of this energy source, opening the doors for various kinds of energy-related projects.

“One of them is that we are interested in participating in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Indonesia,” Bely was quoted by Kyodo News Service.


Indonesia is pressing ahead with plans to construct four nuclear power plants in Ujung Lemahabang on the Muria Peninsula on the northern coast of Central Java Province, about 450 kilometers east of Jakarta, despite strong protests, mostly from environmental organizations.

In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Research and Technology Minister Kusmayanto Kadiman said that under the plan, Indonesia will invite companies to bid for the project in 2008 or 2009, with construction getting under way in 2009 to meet a target of operating its first nuclear power plants in 2016.

Besides Russia, companies from France, Japan, South Korea and the United States, as well as domestic energy company Medco Energy Corp., have expressed interest in investing in the project.

Yudhoyono will visit Russia for three days from next Thursday, Nov. 30, following a trip to Japan.

Betong
Remember Chernobyl 1986????
That will happen if you buy nuclear power plant from Russia...
Just buy one from American/Europe or from Korea...
I just mention as safety precaution...
But the best way is to do it by yourself like Iranian did...
GluTTony
^^ its Soviet that made Chernobyl, Russia Has several Nuclear Reactor still operating...Russia now isn't Russia 20 years ago.... who we wouldn't trust is you guys coz of Terror matters
Betong
Hahahaha...
Next time we will import more terrorists to you...
purnomor
Gluttony is correct, Russian nuclear technology today is more advanced and safer than the one in Chernobyl. They offer cheaper technology than USA or South Korea. Iran received much help from Russia in developing its nuclear technology.
Betong
^^^Maybe but for some reason I still believe it not so good idea though... Maybe just for me... Or maybe Indonesian also planning to have its own uronium enrichment program and have totally control in its nuclear power industry and maybe go for nuclear

What about Indonesian citizen perception???...

purnomor
^ They're for it since they know we are facing electricity shortage crisis.
Betong
Have Indonesian have manpower to deal with this nuclear thingy....
If don't maybe second Chernobyl will happen in Indonesia
Bohemian
QUOTE(Betong @ Nov 24 2006, 03:39 PM) [snapback]2510481[/snapback]

Have Indonesian have manpower to deal with this nuclear thingy....
If don't maybe second Chernobyl will happen in Indonesia


What's your problem with Indonesia?
GluTTony
Jealousy maybe?

Nuclear thingy... embarassedlaugh.gif orgnya juga lahir thn 2005 lol

icon_rolleyes.gif Malaysian Fanatics...
Betong
Dude, I just asking question there....
I'm not in the mode to hina orang hari ini....
Just curious????
Takkan tak bole...
GluTTony
^^ http://www.batan.go.id/
Betong
^^^ Ok thanks dude...
Kopassus
Govt to hold tender for nuclear plant in 2008
Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Pushing ahead with its plans to harness nuclear power, the government will hold a tender in 2008 to select suitable suppliers of nuclear technology and contractors to construct the Rp 15 trillion (US$1.66 billion) plant in Muria, Central Java, a senior official says.

"A special body responsible for conducting the tender will be set up next year, with a presidential decree to serve as the legal basis expected to be issued later this month," Ferhat Aziz, legal and public relations head at the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan), said Wednesday.

To be called the Nuclear Power Implementation Agency, Ferhat said the new agency would be responsible for preparing the tender and selecting reliable suppliers of safe technology suppliers for the project, which will be able to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

It will be made up of officials from Batan, state power firm PT PLN, the Research and Technology Ministry and the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten).

"We're eyeing companies from the U.S., South Korea, France and Japan, as their technologies meet the standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," he said, although he was quick to add that the tender, by its nature, would be open to all potential suppliers.

The winner, however, would have to team up with a local company for the development of the plant.

"We estimate that the shareout will be 25 percent for the local-based firm and 75 percent for the foreign company," Ferhat said.

The government is hoping to commence construction of the power plant in 2010, with it expected to come onstream in 2017.

In terms of cost, nuclear power is marginally cheaper than oil-based electricity. A nuclear power plant can produce one kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity at an estimated cost of 4.3 U.S. cents, while oil-based electricity costs 4.5 U.S. cents per kWh.

Hudi Hastowo, the secretary at the Research and Technology Ministry, said that Indonesia needed to develop a nuclear program to reduce its dependence on oil.

"We have high hopes for this kind of energy as it saves money. Oil, when used to generate electricity, contributes to around 60 percent of the electricity's retail price, compared to 20 percent in the case of nuclear power," he said,

He stressed that PLN would benefit from the development of a nuclear power plant given that it would need an additional 1,500 MW to 2,000 MW annually after 2016.

Commenting on resistance by those concerned about safety and the environment, Hudi said the government was fully aware of their concerns, which was why it fully intended to adhere to international standards.

"IAEA Director General Mohammed Elbaradai is scheduled to visit Indonesia on Dec. 7-9 to help us promote the safe use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes. We hope we can improve public awareness about the issues involved," he said.

Indonesia has received a total of $1.34 million in technical assistance from the IAEA to develop eight programs in 2007 and 2008 related to the harnessing of safe nuclear power.



South Korea, RI agree to build nuclear reactors
JAKARTA (AP): Indonesia and South Korea agreed this week toconsider jointly building nuclear power plants and exchangingfissile material and technology, according to documents obtainedThursday.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his South Koreancounterpart Roh Moo-hyun signed a bilateral agreement on thepeaceful use of nuclear energy Monday, but kept the details underwraps.

The agreement, seen by The Associated Press, saidcooperation may include "research, development, design,construction, operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants"and "manufacturing and supplying of nuclear fuel elements" to beused in the facilities.

Indonesia has set a deadline of 2010 for the start ofconstruction on the country's first nuclear power plant as itseeks to reduce its reliance on fossil energy in its efforts toprovide electricity.

It expects the plant to begin operation by 2017 and hopesnuclear power will contribute a total of 4,000 megawatts to thenational electricity grid by 2025.

The agreement signed Monday, which allows for the transfer of"nuclear material, equipment and technology," stipulates that itcan not be used for the development of atomic arms or be used formilitary purposes.

It also says "uranium transferred pursuant to this agreementshall not be enriched to 20 percent or more ... unless otherwiseagreed by the parties." (**)
Happy Asian
Indonesia should've gone nuclear a long time ago, but is it possible for a country often suffer from earthquakes?
GluTTony
^^ Indonesia was going Nuclear if there was no Economic crisis the Nulear Power Plant would've finished in 2004 also it was shelfed in 97 because of the Descovery of rich Natuna Natural Gas resevers. but now its really needed.

About Earthquakes, it has been said over and over again here.. The Nuclear Powerplant is located in Mt. Muria Java's most stable site thats earthquake proof. also the terrorits threat is unlikely as you can get shot in the head for just jumping over a fence of a geothermal Power Plant just like a guy in the news a couple of days ago for trying to steal cable from a geo power plant kiss.gif
Kopassus
IAEA Dukung PLTN di Indonesia
JAKARTA, (PR).-
Badan Energi Atom Internasional (IAEA) mendukung dan siap membantu pengembangan teknologi nuklir yang aman di Indonesia. Indonesia yang berusaha mengurangi ketergantungan pada bahan bakar minyak, telah menjadwalkan tahun 2010 akan mulai membangun dua reaktor. Hal itu dikemukakan Presiden IAEA Mohamed ElBaradei di Jakarta, Jumat (8/12).

Menurut dia, konsumsi listrik per kapita di Indonesia mencapai 530 kilowatt-jam per tahun. Kebutuhan ini jauh lebih tinggi dibandingkan dengan sebagian besar negara berkembang. Sebagai negeri terpadat keempat di dunia, kebutuhan listrik Indonesia akan terus meningkat. "Tuntutan peningkatannya mencapai 10 persen per tahun, terus meningkat, dan membutuhkan peningkatan kapasitas," kata ElBaradei, dalam ceramah umum "Nuclear Power in a Changing World".

Dua reaktor yang akan dibangun di Tanjung Muria, Jawa Tengah akan menyumbangkan tambahan 2.000 megawatt.

IAEA, menurut ElBaradei, sebenarnya telah lama bekerja sama dalam pengembangan teknologi nuklir. Ia mencontohkan pembangunan pusat radioterapi untuk kanker di Kalimantan, yang akan mulai beroperasi tahun depan.

Beberapa kerja sama juga dijalin untuk menghasilkan varietas padi yang tahan terhadap kondisi tanah.

Tercatat, 442 reaktor nuklir beroperasi di 30 negara. Reaktor ini menyuplai 16 persen dari listrik dunia. Dalam perkembangan terakhir, dari 29 reaktor yang dibangun, 16 di antaranya ada di negara berkembang, terutama di Asia.

ElBaradei menyebut pengembangan teknologi nuklir ini terkait beberapa aspek kunci, yaitu keselamatan, keamanan, sampah, nonproliferasi, infrastruktur, dan persepsi publik. Persepsi publik soal risiko ini, kata ElBaradei, memiliki pengaruh besar dalam pilihan energi suatu negara. "Apa yang penting adalah bahwa risiko dan keuntungan yang didapat ini benar-benar dimengerti," katanya.

Ketika ditanyakan kemungkinan tekanan pihak asing seperti yang dialami Iran, ElBaradei meyakinkan, Iran bukan analogi yang tepat buat Indonesia. "Kita juga tidak punya wewenang untuk setuju atau tidak setuju, tetapi IAEA memberi bantuan agar reaktor benar-benar aman," katanya. (A-141)***
alfan
I still don't think that nuclear is the best way to solve energy issues in Indonesia. Building new power plants would be a waste of resources. I don't know whether it would add any kind of income for Indonesia, however, should a nuclear power be built. But I am changing my stance.
I think the best solution is to diversify our energy "production" (....not the right word but you guys get what I mean). We have plenty of renewable natural resources to produce our energy needs. Geothermal, wind, solar to name a few. I think if we focus on only one source would be a mistake. Look at the global dependence on oil!
But the ultimate solution to any energy problem is better management of usage of course! We are currently abusing our privilage!
drakuli
QUOTE(alfan @ Dec 13 2006, 01:59 AM) [snapback]2564007[/snapback]

But the ultimate solution to any energy problem is better management of usage of course! We are currently abusing our privilage!


LOL. Even if we're not abusing it, the electricity is still not enough. biggrin.gif
alfan
QUOTE(drakuli @ Dec 24 2006, 07:56 PM) [snapback]2598344[/snapback]

LOL. Even if we're not abusing it, the electricity is still not enough. biggrin.gif


Got proof homie? icon_twisted.gif
Kopassus
Indonesia, South Korea sign preliminary deal to develop nuclear power plant

JAKARTA(AP): An Indonesian company signed a preliminary agreement with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. to jointly develop Indonesia's first nuclear power plant, a government official said Wednesday.

Indonesia, which desperately needs new sources of electricity to meet rising demand, wants to develop the plant on Java island despite concerns by environmental groups that country's frequent earthquakes makes nuclear power unsafe.

Waryono Karno, secretary general at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. inked the deal with Indonesia's PT Medco Energi International at meeting in Korea.

Fazil Al Fitri, president director of Medco's unit PT Medco Power said the two companies could start construction of a 2,000-megawatt nuclear power plant as soon as 2008 in the Muria Peninsula in Central Java province.

Al Fitri added that $3 billion in investment willbe needed to finance the project, which is expected to be completed by 2016 and start operations in 2017.

The project will be funded by a combination of bank loans, project financing arrangements and internal cash from the two companies, he said.

Medco will likely take a majority stake in the venture, he said, giving no more details about the deal.

Indonesia hopes nuclear power will contribute a total of 4,000 megawatts to the national electricity grid by 2025, officials have said. (***)
skyisdalimit
wow, another forward and brave step by indonesian government. I support this step. we need this cheap, clean alternative energy source. Good move. But high and special attention need to be paid to these nuclear plants. Good luck with the projects.
drakuli
QUOTE(alfan @ Dec 26 2006, 07:31 AM) [snapback]2599885[/snapback]
Got proof homie? icon_twisted.gif


Well, since you are living in US may be you don't know that in some part of Indonesia regular blackout has to be carried on. So it is critical.
And since the price of oil keeps soaring high, not just Indonesia, but the world will be looking to nuclear as alternative of energy source.
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