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Oct 10, 2014
Reinforcing government’s pro-stance on nuclear energy, President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 231 of the Constitution, granted Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the authority to sign an agreement on Cooperation in the Development of Peaceful uses of...
Oct 07, 2014
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Koeberg
US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard expressed concern on Tuesday about alleged irregularities in the recent Eskom tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. The R4.3-billion contract was awarded to...
Oct 03, 2014
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Viktor Polikarpov
Nuclear energy vendor Rosatom says the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Russia Federation and South Africa is “not a deal”, but merely a broad outline of what the company and Russia has to offer South Africa in the area of nuclear energy. Regional VP:...
Oct 03, 2014
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Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Speaking...
Oct 03, 2014
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane convened a Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) foreign/international relations Ministers’ meeting in March on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit, in The...
Oct 03, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
Oct 03, 2014
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Owing to electricity consumption in South Africa increasing rapidly since 1980, South Africa needs 40 GW of new power generation by 2025, about half of which should be nuclear energy, says State-utility Eskom. Eskom supplies about 95% of South Africa's electricity...
Oct 03, 2014
The South African nuclear energy industry is currently dormant, but has the potential to “kick back into life” with adequate long-term planning and preparation, says engineering consulting firm GIBB power and energy GM Paul Fitzsimons. South Africa has one nuclear...
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
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Oct 01, 2014
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Sep 29, 2014
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Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday launched an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High Court challenging Eskom’s decision to award a R4.3-billion contract to Areva, of France, for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg...
Sep 29, 2014
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With the deal between South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) and Russian-based nuclear giant Rosatom drawing controversy, the DoE has assured that the agreement was not the first by the department – and would not be the last. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson...
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
The South African National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) on Thursday announced that it had concluded strategic nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreements with international counterparts on the sidelines of the fifty-eighth International Atomic Energy Agency general...
Sep 19, 2014
BRENDAN WIDLAKE Stratus fault-tolerant servers ensure continuous availability of operational systems in critical processes
A computing platform to ensure the availability of critical processes and control systems is receiving increased attention in South Africa to ensure that the software driving new industrial systems, including automated and robotic processes, functions continuously,...
Sep 17, 2014
Eskom had failed to comply with a High Court order that it hand over documents related to the awarding of a R4 billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary, Westinghouse Electric Company said on Tuesday. "It is Westinghouse's view that Eskom has failed to comply with this...
Sep 16, 2014
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Koeberg
Eskom acting chief executive Colin Matjila must reveal all the documents on a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg power plant, the DA said on Tuesday. "The DA calls... Matjila, to make good on his promise to provide all relevant documents...
Sep 12, 2014
Nuclear medicine is defined by the Department of Medical Physics of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of the Witwatersrand as “a speciality that makes use of radioactive tracers that emit gamma-rays to assess the physiological functioning of organs...
Sep 05, 2014
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South African electricity utility Eskom said on Friday that it would sign a disputed R4.3-billion contract with Areva, of France, for the replacement of six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town. However, the potential for legal action...
Sep 05, 2014
Koeberg
The High Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled that power utility Eskom had five days to hand over tender documents, Westinghouse Electric Company said. This was related to the awarding of a R4-billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary.
 
 
 
 
Sep 04, 2014
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Koeberg
Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4 billion tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant, Eskom said on Thursday. Westinghouse wanted to prevent Eskom from finalising the contract and to see...
Sep 02, 2014
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Small, 100 MW nuclear power plants could be the answer to Africa’s electricity generation challenges, Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm said on Tuesday, stating that he believed in 100 years’ time, the world would mostly be run on nuclear power. “I believe African...
Aug 27, 2014
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government has received more than 180 nominations for the yet-to-be-established Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "I have been informed by the department of energy that the proposed ministerial advisory...
Aug 11, 2014
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Key players in the global nuclear energy sector are expected to converge in Paris in October for the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), bringing together experts involved in the decision-making process of global nuclear projects and representatives from various...
Aug 06, 2014
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In his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
Jul 24, 2014
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The country's financial institutions should assist government to cost and fund the intended nuclear build programme, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa suggested on Thursday. Addressing members of the parliamentary Press Gallery Association (PGA), Ramaphosa said...
Jul 18, 2014
PHILIP KILFOIL Many regulatory authorities dealing with radioactive materials are not experienced or resourced enough to carry out proper inspections
The importance of safely transporting and using radioactive sources, such as iridium 192 and selenium 75, used in non destructive testing (NDT) procedures, was highlighted during the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Technical Meeting on Radiation Safety in...
Jul 04, 2014
Russian State-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has reiterated its willingness to cooperate with South African companies if it is chosen to build nuclear power plants in this country. In line with the Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which outlines the country’s energy...
Jul 03, 2014
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An introductory nontechnical course for nuclear component manufacturing would enable South African companies to produce high-quality components for export, said course coordinating body and consultancy Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm. The first course, to be held...
Jun 27, 2014
NEW BUILD SUPPORT Energy Engineered Products has supplied valve products to Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power generation projects
Specialist alloys and valve supplier Energy Engineered Products reports it has completed its latest contract for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile power station project, in Mpumalanga. The company completed the supply of products, valued at about R2-million,...
 
 
 
 
Jun 27, 2014
NEW BUILD PREPARATION Eskom is awaiting government direction regarding the proposed new nuclear and coal–fired power station builds
While work is progressing at State-owned power utility Eskom’s new build projects, Eskom group capital acting group executive Dan Marokane says the utility has conducted preliminary work for potential additional new build projects. These projects include a third...
Jun 27, 2014
POWER SUPPORT Sanea suggests that the private sector should be included with greater momentum to provide additional power supply
Although additional baseload power stations will be required to combat the shortage in the electricity supply industry in South Africa, the exact time at which the next new baseload power station would be commissioned, after the commissioning of the current new build...
Jun 24, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says she will be inviting members of the public to recommend people who can serve on a ‘Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy’, which she proposes to establish soon. “I have decided that, over and above the Department of Energy...
Jun 24, 2014
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2014 report provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation, exploring the issues of State-owned power utility Eskom's generated power, coal supplies, electricity tariffs and demand-focused initiatives, as well as the...
Jun 19, 2014
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Koeberg nuclear power station
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has urged government to review its stance on nuclear energy, saying nuclear was an “expensive investment [on the road] to national suicide”. In his State of the Nation address (SoNA) on Tuesday night, President Jacob Zuma, in...
Jun 18, 2014
Venture capital (VC) presents an attractive value proposition for funding the development of green economy projects and, coupled with entrepreneurship at grassroot economic level, has unlimited potential to create financial inclusivity, National Empowerment Fund...
Jun 18, 2014
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Following the July 2013 launch of a public consultation phase for the formulation of South Africa’s envisaged Integrated Energy Plan (IEP), The Department of Energy (DoE) has advised that the final plan will be published by March next year. “The final IEP will be...
Jun 13, 2014
South African radiation applications business NTP Radioisotopes (NTP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (better known as Necsa) will soon expand the range of radioisotopes it provides to the local and international medical...
May 30, 2014
South Africa and Australia have moved to boost output of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) as construction of a large-scale radiopharmaceuticals production facility at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (Antso’s) Lucas Heights campus in Sydney gets the...
May 23, 2014
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Energy-hungry Uganda has announced plans to exploit its known uranium deposits in a new nuclear programme aimed at meeting growing demand for electricity. The country has approached nuclear powerhouse India for technical advice on how to use its uranium reserves and...
 
 
 
 
May 19, 2014
Koeberg Nuclear power station
Parastatal Eskom on Monday stated that the 900 MW unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in the Western Cape, would be back in service by the end of the week after a two-month scheduled shut down for refuelling, inspection and maintenance. The unit, taken...
May 16, 2014
LIGHTS ON Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that Eskom will be able to manage the grid this winter
Despite differing views in industry, State-owned power generation utility Eskom can still generate sufficient power to keep the lights on, even while functioning on a tight reserve margin and with industry not firing on all cylinders, states global growth consulting...
May 16, 2014
ENERGY REVOLUTION Total renewable power capacity worldwide exceeded 1 470 GW in 2012
While State-owned power utility Eskom, with support from government, needs an ambitious and transformative plan to produce, consume and share energy in the country, South Africa is naturally geared towards significant renewable- energy production, states independent...
May 16, 2014
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Russian nuclear fuel fabricator Tvel, part of the Russian State-owned Rosatom nuclear energy group, is offering Eskom its TVS-K type of nuclear fuel assembly. The South African national electricity utility operates two nuclear power reactors at its Koeberg power...
May 02, 2014
Low growth in electricity demand in South Africa will delay, or eliminate the need for, new nuclear power plants. So warned Eskom Transmission Division Energy Planning and Market Development Department Power System Economics chief adviser Keith Bowen, addressing a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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