ThorCon International Pte Ltd has been pushing to build an experimental nuclear power plant in Indonesia over the past five years, but with unproven technology and regulatory limitations, the company is unlikely to finish the facility by the expected deadline. The Washington-based power producer has been engaging with Indonesian regulators and state-owned enterprises to launch a 500-megawatt floating nuclear power plant in the country by 2027. Regions considered for the US$1.21 billion facility are Bangka Island, Sumatra and West Kalimantan. While enterprises are waiting, regulators do not appear driven to finish the project within seven years.
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