Belarus does not have any nuclear power plant as of now and most of its energy producing plants are gas fired. The country imports as much as 90% of its gas supplies from Russia and overall aims for 25-30% energy independence, compared with half that now.
Back in year 2006, the Belarusian government approved a plan for the construction of an initial 2,000 MWe PWR nuclear plant, the Belarusian NPP, in the Mahilyow Voblast. In February 2007 it was announced that construction would start in 2008, for commissioning in 2014–2015 which was later put off to 2015-2020. The proposed 2400 MWe nuclear plant is expected to reduce gas imports by 5 billion metric cube per year, costing over US$ 800 million, while the fuel and waste management for it would be a quarter of this.
In November 2011 it was agreed that Russia's Gazprom would pay $2.5 billion for the 50% of Belarus' gas transmission network called Beltransgaz, it did not already own. This was linked to Russian finance for the first Belarus nuclear plant. Earlier, there had been studies on both a domestic plant using Russian technology, and Belarus participation in a new nuclear unit at Smolensk or Kursk in Russia.
In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Nuclear Power Market in Belarus.
Divided into five chapters, this in-depth research offering from Taiyou Research is a complete analysis of the nuclear power market in Belarus.
The report deals with an overview of the global power market which is consistently rising due to rapid industrialization resulting in ever increasing demand for power. 66% of global power market is dominated by thermal power sources viz. coal and petroleum but stringent emission norms and depletion of sources is driving global attention towards renewable technology and nuclear power with a 7.5% market share is going to play a major role in future.
In spite of the Chernobyl disaster and the more recent Fukushima setback, the global installed nuclear capacity is likely to increase at a CAGR of nearly 4% and nuclear generation at a CAGR of 3.9% during 2011-2020. In comparison to other technologies the nuclear power has a nominal impact on greenhouse gas emission.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Nuclear Power covers the following:
- An industry definition and an overview of nuclear power.
- Present-day use of nuclear power and looking at why we need nuclear power?
- We look at the various reasons why the world needs nuclear power, such as the rising energy demand in the world, the global power situation, environmental impact of nuclear, and many others.
- An in-depth comparison is carried out of nuclear power and other power generating technologies such as gas and coal.
Chapter 2: Analysis of the Global Nuclear Power Industry covers the following:
- An analysis of the global nuclear power industry through a market profile, market statistics, industry value and volume analysis, industry capacity and generation analysis, and much more.
- We carry out region-wise industry segmentation, and also analyze the technological trends in the industry and an industry outlook.
- We carry out an analysis of the global nuclear power industry in a Porter's Five Forces Framework. We look at the global nuclear power industry by taking nuclear energy providers as key market players. The section analyzes the forces driving competition in the industry viz. buyer power, supplier power, new entrants, substitutes and rivalry amongst major players in the industry.
- A brief profile of the emerging nuclear power markets sums up this chapter.
Chapter 3: Nuclear Power in Belarus covers the following:
- An analysis of the nuclear power industry in Europe through a market profile, industry statistics, industry value & volume analysis, industry capacity and generation analysis, and a country-wise segmentation of the industry.
- We analyze the Belarusian nuclear power industry through a market profile, industry statistics, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, regulatory framework, and a look at R&D in the industry.
Chapter 4: Analysis of Major Global Players is an in-depth study of the major players in the global nuclear power industry with special emphasis on company overview, business analysis and a SWOT analysis of the key players. We include an analysis of nearly 15 players in the industry.
Concluding with Chapter 5, we include an appendix, a glossary of terms, and a research methodology.
Overall, Taiyou Research’s report on the nuclear power market in Belarus is in depth-study of the Belarusian nuclear power market.
Taiyou Research’s report makes an intensive study of the installed capacity and generation, nuclear facilities and region, regulatory policies and framework, major players and competitive scenario with business viability of the Belarusian nuclear power industry.