Kazakhstan’s focus on nuclear energy to help reach carbon neutrality goal - French EDF

Kazakhstan Materials 20 February 2023 14:35 (UTC +04:00)
Emin Sevdimaliyev
Emin Sevdimaliyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 20. Kazakhstan has abundant uranium reserves and is a major exporter. By further developing the nuclear industry, Kazakhstan will confirm its key role in contributing to combating climate change, which is important for the future, a source at Électricité de France (EDF) told Trend.

The EDF representative said that the company shares the goal to ensure energy sustainability for future generations through nuclear energy with Kazakhstan.

“Nuclear energy will provide a dispatchable and reliable CO2-free source of electricity throughout the year, contributing to reaching the installed capacity target, reinforcing Kazakhstan's industrial excellence, and ensuring significant high-skilled jobs creation,” the source added.

EDF also considers Kazakhstan’s focus on developing atomic energy economically and industrially viable.

“Nuclear power can significantly improve the country's economy, not only by providing clean energy but also by increasing the number of highly skilled, educated young talents, attracting them to highly demanding scientific and engineering fields,” an EDF representative added.

Électricité de France also expressed its readiness to offer relevant and intense training to the future Owner-Operator and support the implementation of its operational organization in the context of nuclear energy.

Earlier, it was reported that cooperation between Électricité de France and Kazakhstan was made possible as a result of discussions held between the Vice-President for International New Nuclear Development at EDF Vakis Ramany and Bulat Akchulakov, Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan, and Zhandos Nurmaganbetov, Vice-Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan.