Saint Petersburg. 22 October,2013 – The general forecast for construction of nuclear power plants worldwide for 2030 reaches the pre-Fukushima level, stated the head of the state corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiryenko on Tuesday in the framework of the VI Regional Public Forum-Dialogue on Nuclear Energy, Society, Security,held in St.Petersburg.
“Geography changed; we understand that today this forecast excludes Germany, Japan and a number of European countries. But at the same time Great Britain was added, which was not there before Fukushima”, said S. Kiryenko.
He noted that the first power plant built according to the post-Fukushima requirements of safety was Kudankulam NPP in India.
“One may be assured that if this power plant were hit by an earthquake of the same strength like Fukushima, there would be no consequences for the environment”, he emphasised.
S. Kiryenko also noted that all the power plants being constructed at the moment in Russia meet the post-Fukushima safety requirements.
The head of Rosatom emphasised that despite the diminished level of orders in the nuclear sector after Fukushima, Russian nuclear industry managed to achieve the volume of orders doubled.