The cooperation agreement was signed by CGN deputy general manager Zheng Dongshan and ASEAN Centre for Energy director Sanjayan Velautham.
Under the agreement, CGN will work with ASEAN to carry out capacity-building activities for countries in the area with or planning nuclear energy programs, as well as to promote the establishment of a clean energy training centre.
The company said it has already set up offices in Thailand, Vietnam and other ASEAN countries and is actively promoting cooperation in nuclear power and other energy sources.
CGN said that Thailand and Indonesia have already expressed an interest in its Hualong One nuclear reactor design. Thailand, it said, is currently carrying out an independent review of the Hualong One technology. The design, CGN anticipates, could make Thailand's short-list for possible deployment in any future nuclear power program. The company said Thailand also plans to send engineering and technical personnel to China for training on Hualong One technology.
Several Southeast Asian countries - including Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam - are considering the construction of nuclear power plants in order to meet their rapidly increasing electricity demand.