Rosatom took part in the Ghana Industrial Summit and Exhibition (GISE 2017) conference, which embraced international experts and high-level governmental officials.
“Nuclear energy development is an essential aspect of the solution for Ghana to deal with its current energy shortfall which represents a considerable impediment for the country to reach its ambitious goals laid out in its National Development Plan (NDP). Nuclear energy and technologies are able to give an impetus to Ghanaian industrial and infrastructure development,” mentioned Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom Vice-President for Sub-Saharan Africa. “Rosatom welcomes the country’s plans to develop its nuclear program and is open to assist Ghana in its nuclear endeavors,” continued Polikarpov. A delegation of Rosatom representatives from various fields of expertise demonstrated the company’s solutions for nuclear power development for emerging countries. The presenters focused on various topics relevant to Ghana, including: localization, skills development, technology transfer as well stakeholder engagement among others. All Rosatom innovations and technological developments were on display at a custom stand open to all visitors. All participants were able to become familiar with nuclear innovations through the company’s innovative virtual tour of one of Russia’s Nuclear Power Plants (NPP). “In order for Ghana to achieve a balanced energy mix, the country should consider all available sustainable sources of energy. Solar, wind, hydro and nuclear power complement and reinforce one another to form a “green square”, which will essentially become the base for the world’s future carbon-free energy mix. A sustainable energy mix with the inclusion of nuclear power will contribute immensely to the national economy and will make local business more competitive and attractive on the global market,” concluded Polikarpov.