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October 9, 2008

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Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector

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Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector

Summary

With the increasing demand for various fuel types, nuclear energy is reemerging in the global energy arena. It would help meet the growing global demand for electricity and provide uninterrupted electricity supply to the energy voracious economies. In this context nuclear would be a viable source for reducing dependency on fossil fuels. This report presents a comprehensive analysis of various sectors of the nuclear energy industry. The report analyses uranium industry development, nuclear reactor technology development, nuclear energy development, investment prospects in nuclear sector, economics of nuclear energy and the major players in the nuclear energy industry. The report analyses nuclear power sector, government policies and the regulatory structure in major nuclear energy producing countries.

Scope

The report examines the growth of nuclear power, economics of the nuclear power generation, reactor technologies, and major players in the field in order to provide a comprehensive understanding about the industry. With the increasing demand for electricity worldwide, nuclear energy can potentially minimize the over dependency of countries on fossil fuels. The carbon emission related to fossil fuel usage also could be addressed by promoting nuclear power generation.

Some of the key areas analyzed in the report are:

– The uranium reserves and production, and its affordable and uninterrupted supply

– Development of nuclear power industry.

– Progress in nuclear technology development.

– The technological progress made in the nuclear power generation arena

– The public concerns and government policies towards nuclear energy generation.

– Advantages of nuclear power over conventional sources

– Technology for longer life span of nuclear power reactors and efficient fuel usage.

– Growing nuclear energy generating infrastructure and investment prospects.

Reasons to buy

– The report provides in-depth analysis of the nuclear power industry and the potential developments of the same in the years ahead.

– The report reflects some of the interesting insights regarding the opportunities and challenges in the global nuclear energy industry.

– As growing demand for nuclear power generation is expected to bring a new set of prospects to companies and industry majors, this report essentially focuses on the key aspects of the industry.

– This report aims to provide information on nuclear power generation in various countries and an overview on their nuclear energy policy and regulatory framework.

– The existing nuclear power generation technologies and the potential developments are also discussed in the report.

– The report provides and analysis of the planned and proposed nuclear energy facilities across the world.

 1 Table of Contents 2 1.1 List of Tables 8 1.2 List of Figures 10 2 Introduction 11 2.1 What Is This Report About? 11 2.2 Global Markets Direct Report Coverage 11 2.3 Definitions 11 3 Executive Summary 12 3.1 Global Uranium Industry Development 12 3.2 Nuclear Reactor Technology Development 12 3.3 Reemerging Nuclear Power Industry in the World 13 3.4 Investment in Global Nuclear Power Sector 13 3.5 Economics of Nuclear Power Industry 14 3.6 Major Players in the Nuclear Energy Industry 14 4 Global Uranium Industry Development 15 4.1 Overview 15 4.2 Major Uranium Reserves in the World 15 4.2.1 Uranium Reserves in Canada 16 4.2.2 Uranium Reserves in Australia 18 4.2.3 Uranium Reserves in Kazakhstan 19 4.2.4 Uranium Reserves in Russia 20 4.2.5 Uranium Reserves in Uzbekistan 21 4.2.6 Uranium Reserves in USA 21 4.2.7 Uranium Reserves in China 22 4.2.8 Uranium Reserves in Namibia 23 4.2.9 Uranium Reserves in Niger 23 4.2.10 Uranium Reserves in Ukraine 23 4.3 Uranium Fuel Cycle 24 4.4 Uranium Exploration and Production Trends 25 4.5 Uranium Demand and Supply 27 4.6 Spent Fuel Reprocessing 28 4.7 Radioactive Waste 28 4.7.1 High Level Waste 28 4.7.2 Low Level Waste 28 4.8 Thorium Reserves in the World 28 4.8.1 Thorium based Reactors 30 5 Nuclear Reactor Technology Development 31 5.1 Evolution of Nuclear Reactor Technologies 31 5.2 Generation I - Nuclear Technology Development 31 5.3 Generation II- Popular Nuclear Technologies 31 5.3.1 Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) 31 5.3.2 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) 32 5.3.3 Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (MAGNOX and AGR) 33 5.3.4 Graphite Moderated Boiling Water Reactor 33 5.3.5 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (CANDU) 34 5.3.6 Fast Neutron Reactor 34 5.4 Generation III- Advanced Technologies 35 5.4.1 European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) 35 5.4.2 Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) 36 5.5 Generation IV- Upcoming Nuclear Reactor Technologies 36 5.5.1 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (GFR) 37 5.5.2 Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) 37 5.5.3 Molten Salt Reactor System (MSR) 37 5.5.4 Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR) 37 5.5.5 Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors (SCWR) 37 5.5.6 Very-High-Temperature Reactor System (VHTR) 38 5.6 Development of Small and Medium Nuclear Reactors (SMR) 38 5.6.1 CAREM (Argentina) 40 5.6.2 IRIS (The International Reactor Innovative and Secure) 41 5.6.3 SMART (Small Modular Advanced Reactor Technology) 41 5.6.4 CHTR (Compact High Temperature Reactor) 41 5.6.5 MARS (Mirror Advanced Reactor Study) 41 5.7 Regional Distribution of Research Reactors in the World 41 5.8 Trends in Nuclear Reactor Technology 42 6 Reemerging Nuclear Power Industry in the World 45 6.1 Nuclear Power Industry Overview 45 6.2 Growth in Global Nuclear Power Generation 45 6.3 Nuclear Power Generation in Asia Pacific 46 6.3.1 Nuclear Power Industry in India 46 6.3.2 India- Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation in India 47 6.3.3 India- Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 48 6.3.4 Nuclear Industry in China 49 6.3.5 China - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 49 6.3.6 China - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 50 6.3.7 Nuclear Industry in Japan 51 6.3.8 Japan - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 52 6.3.9 Japan - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 53 6.3.10 Power Sector Republic of Korea 53 6.3.11 Republic of Korea - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 54 6.3.12 Republic of Korea - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 55 6.4 Nuclear Power Generation in Europe 56 6.4.1 Nuclear Industry in France 56 6.4.2 France - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 58 6.4.3 France - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 58 6.4.4 Nuclear Industry in Russia 59 6.4.5 Russia - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 60 6.4.6 Russia - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 61 6.4.7 Nuclear Industry in Germany 62 6.4.8 Germany - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 63 6.4.9 Germany - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 63 6.4.10 Nuclear Industry in Ukraine 64 6.4.11 Ukraine - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 65 6.4.12 Ukraine - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 65 6.4.13 Nuclear Industry in United Kingdom 66 6.4.14 United Kingdom - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 67 6.4.15 United Kingdom - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 67 6.4.16 Nuclear Industry in Switzerland 68 6.4.17 Switzerland - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 69 6.4.18 Switzerland - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 69 6.4.19 Nuclear Industry in Sweden 70 6.4.20 Sweden - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 71 6.4.21 Sweden - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 71 6.4.22 Nuclear Industry in Slovak Republic 72 6.4.23 Slovak Republic - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 73 6.4.24 Slovak Republic - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 73 6.4.25 Nuclear Industry in Lithuania 74 6.4.26 Lithuania - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 75 6.4.27 Lithuania - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 75 6.5 Nuclear Power Generation in Americas 76 6.5.1 Nuclear Industry in Canada 76 6.5.2 Canada - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 77 6.5.3 Canada - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 77 6.5.4 Nuclear Industry in United States 78 6.5.5 United States - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 79 6.5.6 United States - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 79 6.5.7 Nuclear Industry in Brazil 80 6.5.8 Brazil - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 81 6.5.9 Brazil - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 81 6.5.10 Nuclear Industry in Mexico 82 6.5.11 Mexico - Nuclear Energy Policy and Safety Regulation 83 6.5.12 Mexico - Role of Nuclear in Electricity Production 83 6.6 Increasing demand for Electricity and Nuclear Power in the World 84 6.7 Nuclear Energy Technology Cooperation 86 7 Investment in Global Nuclear Power Sector 88 7.1 Potential Investment for New Nuclear Power Plants 88 7.2 Global Nuclear Energy Industry development 88 7.3 Nuclear Energy Investment Potential in Asia-Pacific 89 7.3.1 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in India 91 7.3.2 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in China 91 7.3.3 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in Japan 93 7.3.4 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in Republic of Korea 93 7.4 Nuclear Energy Investment Potential in Europe 94 7.4.1 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in France 96 7.4.2 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in Russia 97 7.4.3 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in Slovak Republic 98 7.5 Nuclear Energy Investment Potential in Americas 99 7.5.1 Nuclear Energy Industry Expansion in United States 1007.6 Emerging Nuclear Power Countries 102 7.7 Key Determinants of Nuclear Power Industry growth 102 7.7.1 Public Opinion and Nuclear Power Industry growth 103 7.7.2 Government Policies and Nuclear Power Industry growth 104 7.7.3 Environmental Concerns and Nuclear Power Industry growth 105 7.7.4 Nuclear Industry Related Fatalities and Nuclear Power Industry growth  105 7.8 Role of Private Sector in the Nuclear Power Industry 106 8 Economics of Nuclear Power Industry 108 8.1 Economics of Nuclear Power Industry Overview 108 8.2 Major components of Nuclear power Economics 108 8.2.1 Fuel Cost as a Determinant 109 8.2.2 Capital Cost- Key Factor behind Cost of Nuclear Generation 111 8.2.3 Operating and Maintenance Costs 112 8.2.4 Waste Management and Decommissioning Costs 112 8.3 Cost Comparison with Other Conventional Sources 113 8.4 Nuclear Plant Life Extension and Management 114 9 Major Players in the Nuclear Energy Sector 115 9.1 Key Nuclear Power Utilities 115 9.1.1 Tokyo Electric Power Company 115 9.1.2 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company Ltd (KHNP) 116 9.1.3 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) 117 9.1.4 The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) 117 9.1.5 Electricite de France (EdF) 117 9.1.6 Rosenergoatom 118 9.1.7 British Energy 118 9.1.8 Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) 118 9.1.9 Exelon 119 9.1.10 Entergy 119 9.2 Nuclear reactor Manufacturing 120 9.2.1 Major reactor Vendors 120 9.2.2 Areva NP 120 9.2.3 Westinghouse Electric Company 121 9.2.4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 122 9.2.5 Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) 123 9.2.6 GE Energy 124 9.3 Uranium mining operations 124 9.3.1 Areva Resources Canada Ltd (Areva NC) 124 9.3.2 Rio Tinto plc 125 9.3.3 Cameco 125 10 Appendix 126 10.1 Methodology 126 10.1.1 Coverage 126 10.1.2 Secondary Research 127 10.1.3 Primary Research 127 10.1.4 Forecasts 128 10.1.5 Expert Panel Validation 128 10.2 Definitions 128 10.3 Unit of Measure 129 10.4 Contact Us 129 10.5 About Global Markets Direct 129 10.6 Disclaimer 129 1.1 List of Tables Table 1: Major Uranium Mines and Production in Canada (ton U3O8), 2007 16 Table 2: Major Uranium Mines and Production in Australia, (Ton U3O8), 2007  18 Table 3: Uranium Reserves and Production in Kazakhstan (ISL mines), 2007 20 Table 4: Major Uranium mines in Russia, 2007 21 Table 5: Major Uranium mines in Uzbekistan, 2006 21 Table 6: Major Uranium Mines and Production in US, 2007 22 Table 7: Major Operating Uranium Mines in China, 2007 22 Table 8: Uranium Reserves in Namibia, Percentage of Uranium in Ore, 2007 23 Table 9: Uranium Reserves in Niger, Percentage of Uranium in Ore, 2007 23 Table 10: Uranium Resources in Ukraine Tu, 2007 24 Table 11: Uranium Production in the world, Tons Uranium, 2006 25 Table 12: Largest Uranium Mines in the world, 2007 27 Table 13: Estimated World Thorium Reserves, 2006 29 Table 14: CANDU Reactors Outside Canada, 2007 34 Table 15: Existing Generation II Reactors, 2007 35 Table 16: Generation IV Reactors and Capacity, 2007 38 Table 17: Major SMR Designs and their Applications, 2006 40 Table 18: Commercial Nuclear Reactors in the World, 2007 43 Table 19: Operable Commercial Reactors in India 2007 47 Table 20: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in China, 2007 49 Table 21: Operable Commercial Reactors in Japan, 2007 51 Table 22: Operable Commercial Reactors in Japan, 2007 cont'd 52 Table 23: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in R. Korea, 2007 54 Table 24: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in France, 2007 57 Table 25: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in France, 2007 cont'd 58 Table 26: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactor in Russia, 2007 60 Table 27: Operable Nuclear Reactors in Germany, 2007 63 Table 28: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Ukraine, 2007 65 Table 29: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in UK, 2007 67 Table 30: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Switzerland, 2007 69 Table 31: Operable Commercial Reactors in Sweden, 2007 71 Table 32: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Slovak Republic, 2007 73 Table 33: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Lithuania, 2007 75 Table 34: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Canada, 2007 76 Table 35: Operable Commercial Reactors in Brazil, 2007 81 Table 36: Operable Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Mexico, 2007 82 Table 37: Nuclear Share in Global Electricity Production 2000-2006 86 Table 38: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in India, 2007 91 Table 39: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in China, 2007 92 Table 40: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Japan, 2007 93 Table 41: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in R. Korea, 2007 94 Table 42: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in France, 2007 97 Table 43: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Russia, 2007 97 Table 44: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Russia, 2007 cont'd 98 Table 45: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in Slovak Republic, 2007 98 Table 46: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in United States, 2007 100 Table 47: Upcoming Commercial Nuclear Reactors in United States, 2007 cont'd  101 Table 48: Countries Developing Nuclear Power 102 Table 49: Major Nuclear Reactor Accidents in the World 106 Table 50: Market Structure In Major Nuclear Power Generating Countries, 2007  107 Table 51: Estimated Reactor Fuel Cost, 2007 110 Table 52: Nuclear Fuel Availability under different price category 2003-2005  111 Table 53: List of Decommissioned Nuclear Plants, 1967-95 113 Table 54: AREVA's Nuclear Power Plants in the World, 2007 121 Table 55: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Nuclear Plants, 2007 123 Table 56: Areva, Uranium Production U3O8 Million Pounds, 2007 124 Table 57: Cameco, Uranium Production U3O8 Million pounds, 2007 125 1.2 List of Figures Figure 1: Uranium Production Growth in Canada, (Ton U3O8), 2007 17 Figure 2: Major Uranium Mines and Production in Australia, Tons U3O8, 2007  19 Figure 3: Uranium Production trend in Major producing countries 2002-2006 26 Figure 4: Estimated Thorium Reserves in the World, Percentage Share, 2007 29 Figure 5: Operable PWRs in the World, 2007 32 Figure 6: Operable BWRs in the World, 2007 33 Figure 7: Operational Research Reactor by Region, 2007 42 Figure 8: Global Electricity Generation- Percentage Share of Nuclear, 2007  45 Figure 9: Percentage Share of Nuclear in Electricity Generation, 2007 46 Figure 10: Nuclear Share in India's Power Production, 2007 48 Figure 11: Nuclear Share in China's Electricity Generation, 2007 50 Figure 12: Nuclear Share in Japan's Power Production, 2007 53 Figure 13: Nuclear Share in Republic of Korea's Power Production, 2007 55 Figure 14: Nuclear Share in France's Power Production, 2007 59 Figure 15: Nuclear Share in Russia's Power Production, 2007 62 Figure 16: Nuclear Share in Germany's Power Production, 2007 64 Figure 17: Nuclear Share in Ukraine's Power Production, 2007 66 Figure 18: Nuclear Share in United Kingdom's Power Production, 2007 68 Figure 19: Nuclear Share in Switzerland's Power Production, 2007 70 Figure 20: Nuclear Share in Sweden's Power Production, 2007 72 Figure 21: Nuclear Share in Slovak Republic's Power Production, 2007 74 Figure 22: Nuclear Share in Lithuania's Power Production, 2007 75 Figure 23: Nuclear Share in Canada's Power Production, 2007 78 Figure 24: Nuclear Share in United States' Power Production, 2007 80 Figure 25: Nuclear Share in Brazil's Power Production, 2007 82 Figure 26: Nuclear Share in Mexico's Power Production, 2007 84 Figure 27: Proposed and Planned Nuclear Reactors in Asia Pacific, 2007 89 Figure 28: Nuclear Energy Production in Asia Pacific, 2007 90 Figure 29: Proposed and Planned Nuclear Reactors in Europe 95 Figure 30: Nuclear Energy Production in Europe, 2007 96 Figure 31: Nuclear Energy Production in Americas, 2007 99 Figure 32: Global Public Opinion on Nuclear Issues, 2006 104 Figure 33: Nuclear Power Generation Percentage Share of Costs, 2006 109 Figure 34: Estimated Reactor Fuel Cost Percentage Share, 2006 110 Figure 35: Nuclear Electricity Production Cost for Different Fuel Types, in  OECD countries, 2007 114 Figure 36: Installed Capacity of Nuclear Power Companies in Japan (MW) 2008  116 Figure 37: Global Markets Direct Methodology 126 

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