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Nigeria delegates set for atomic energy expo in Russia

All is set for the staging of the 10th edition of ATOMEXPO – an international forum – which seeks global partnerships on peaceful uses of atomic energy.


Billed to hold in the Russian city of Sochi, the event will be held at the city’s Main Media Centre – between May 14-16.


Officials of Nigeria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the Atomic Energy Commission are billed to participate.


The list of participants further includes leaders of the world nuclear power industry, representatives of international, national and public organizations, Russian and foreign companies, as well as key experts in the nuclear field.


Main topics for discussion include: The role of atomic energy in the sustainable and green energy mix, Development and use of digital and additive technologies, New energy solutions, Nuclear infrastructure development, and Solutions to problems that hamper current nuclear power development.


Traditionally, the forum’s agenda incorporates an international congress and an exhibition of vendors producing goods and services for nuclear and interrelated industries. The focal event of the Forum is the international congress devoted to pending issues of the world’s nuclear industry.


Recall, during the 2016 edition of the expo, Nigeria and Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement with the aim of constructing a center for nuclear science in Nigeria. This further paved the way for future developments in Nigeria’s quest to diversify its electric energy mix – through the inclusion of nuclear energy to the nation’s electricity grid.


Last October, these moves ultimately culminated in the signing of another agreement with ROSATOM – Russia’s state owned nuclear energy provider – on the construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant and Research Center in Nigeria. Over 6,600 delegates and guests from 65 world countries including Nigeria took part in last year’s edition.



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