IAEA and the Muria proposal

IAEA and the Muria proposal

IAEA sources

Country Nuclear Power Profiles: Indonesia, 2009 Edition, Nuclear Power Engineering Section, IAEA.

Indonesia, Nuclear Energy Handbook, IAEA.

Republic of Indonesia, Energy and Environment Data Reference Bank (EEDRB), IAEA.

Annex: Small and Medium Reactor User Requirements Document: Indonesia, in Guidance for preparing user requirements documents for small and medium reactors and their application, International Atomic Energy Agency, August 2000
IAEA-TECDOC-1167. [PDF, 7Mb]

This annex reproduces an interim formulation of the User Requirements Document on Small and Medium Power Reactors (SMRs) for Indonesia, which was prepared collectively by a specially assigned group of scientists and engineers of the National Atomic Energy Agency, while its format and skeleton conform as closely as possible to the ones recommended in Chapter II of the main report. The SMRs cover a broad range of reactor power, up to the equivalent of 300 MW(e) which are called small and very small power reactors (SVSRs) and from 300 to 700 MW(e) which are called medium power reactors (MRs). In its current form, this report contains the Indonesian requirements on MRs and SVSRs. Whereas sentences typed in italic font are meant additionally for SVSRs. This July 1998 version is the result of revisions following the IAEA Advisory Group Meeting and Consultancy Meeting on the “SMR User Requirements for Developing Countries”, conducted in Vienna, June, 1998.

Nuclear Power in a Changing World, Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA, 8 December 2006

For many years, Indonesia has been a strong and supportive partner of the IAEA. On the non-proliferation front, Indonesia is party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, with both a comprehensive safeguards agreement and an additional protocol in force. In the field of safety and security, Indonesia is a party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, and the Conventions on Early Notification and Assistance in the case of an Accident or Radiological Emergency. Indonesia has also been a full participant in the Asian Nuclear Safety Network.

The IAEA has a large and active technical cooperation programme in Indonesia. This technical cooperation includes many peaceful nuclear applications, some of which are not well known. 

In 2004, Indonesia and the Agency completed a technical cooperation project to analyse the country´s overall energy system and assess nuclear power options, as well as a second project on uranium exploration and development. We are currently supporting Indonesia´s preparation for its planned nuclear power plant construction.

The need to ensure adequate and reliable energy supplies is directly relevant to development, and to national and international security. As such, energy issues will be a central feature of the global agenda for the foreseeable future. With its decision to embark on a nuclear power programme, Indonesia is taking a step to expand its energy mix and energy availability. At the IAEA, we stand ready to assist you in finding the solutions that are best suited to your needs and priorities.


IAEA-Led Missions Evaluate Nuclear Power Preparedness in Indonesia and Viet Nam, Staff Report, International Atomic Energy Agency, 2009-12-02

The IAEA will be conducting two Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions in the coming days to review Indonesia´s and Viet Nam´s preparations for introducing nuclear power. The INIR missions, which help evaluate a country´s nuclear infrastructure status, identify areas where further work is needed. The mission is comprehensive and assesses the effectiveness of the national nuclear power programme planning, as well as safety, security and safeguards. “The INIR missions are designed to help countries think through their international obligations and national responsibility before making an informed decision to pursue nuclear power,” says Anne Starz, the Technical Head for Infrastructure and Planning of IAEA´s Nuclear Power Engineering Section. “Both countries felt that it is a good time to invite international experts to review their programmes and get advice on how to reach the next milestone in developing their nuclear power programmes,” she adds.

The guidelines for conducting INIR missions were published in March 2009, and the first INIR mission was conducted in Jordan in August 2009. The IAEA also offers more specific review services, including regulatory reviews and reviews of operational safety. “Countries have confidence that they will get unbiased advice about nuclear power and useful feedback from renowned international experts and Agency staff.”

IAEA Selesai Evaluasi PLTN Indonesia 2010, Antara, 2009-10-15

[Partial translation] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to complete evaluation of nuclear power electricity generation in Indonesia in 2010. “The IAEA will carry out its evauation on November 5th”, said the head of the Nuclear Power Preparation in the Nuclear Energy Development Centre, Bambang Suprawoto in Pontianak, on Thursday. Basically the IAEA hasa already carried out an NPP evaluation for Indonesia, he said during a BATAN socialisation meeting. “Moreover, we carried out the NPP development openly, so there was nothing that was covered up,” he said. Bambang hoped NPP would became the solution to overcoming the electricity crisis in Indonesia because of the increasing price of world oil.”Since nuclear energy was used for only because of energy concerns, and not for any other interests”, there was no reason for the community to refuse.”

[In Jakarta, Minster for Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman] spoke of his experience in carrying out socialisation activities about the importance of the nuclear power plant in Jepara, Central Java, where he had “heard a whisper” from intelligence staff that his party would be flagged down by demonstrators. As the former Rector of ITB had had experience in facing demonstrators, he was sure he could deal with the demonstrators, and besides Special Detachment 88 [Detasemen Khusus (Densus) 88] intelligence officials accompanied him.]

Ed. note: Detaseman Khusus 88 is the Indonesian National Police [Polri] Anti-Terrorism Squad.


Project coordinator: Richard Tanter
Additional research: Arabella Imhoff

Updated: 4 December 2009