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Having Good Relationship in EBT Industry, South Korea Explores NPP Cooperation with Indonesia

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Having Good Relationship in EBT Industry, South Korea Explores NPP Cooperation with Indonesia

Jakarta, BN Nasional – Indonesia and South Korea are increasingly harmonious in improving the New Renewable Energy (EBT) ecosystem in Indonesia. Previously there had been discussions to increase bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear power plants (PLTN), the main mineral supply chain, and other advanced industrial sectors.

The discussion was held by South Korea’s First Deputy Minister of Industry Jang Young-jin with Minister of Economy Airlangga Hartarto and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif.

“South Korea and Indonesia will discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in nuclear power plants, key mineral supply chains, and other advanced industrial sectors,” said an official from South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, Monday (15/5/23).

South Korea will propose increased cooperation in the nuclear energy industry, as Indonesia announced plans to build its first commercial nuclear power plant by 2039 to achieve its net-zero emissions target.

Jang also plans to discuss joint research projects with officials to strengthen cooperation on key mineral supply chains, as well as ways to work more closely on batteries and electric vehicles.

Indonesia is the world’s number one nickel producer while South Korea has secured advanced technologies in the battery and electric vehicle sectors.

“The deputy minister (Jang Young-jin) will ask for Indonesia’s support for South Korean companies operating there in sectors such as electric vehicle batteries and petrochemicals. Jang will also hold meetings with South Korean companies in Indonesia to arrange various support measures,” the official said.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said that his party also discussed the ongoing cooperation and will carry out several cooperation programs in the future.

“Yes, there are several issues that have been running, energy cooperation, downstreaming, and wanting to explore cooperation in nuclear power plants more. So, yes, later from there, we will have cooperation to improve the capabilities of our human resources,” Arifin said at the ESDM Office, Friday (19/5/2023).