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Oct 26, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
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Russian nuclear company Rusatom Overseas, part of the giant State-owned Rosatom group, reported on Wednesday that a South African delegation led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was in Russia on a two day “reconnaissance visit”. The South African...
Oct 19, 2012
Nuclear, Trade and Industry, DTI, localisation, empowerment, BEE, nuclear island, balance of plant
Oct 19, 2012
At the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention in Johannesburg last month, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) board member Christopher Haw explained that a country’s success in renewable-energy projects depended on various aspects.
Oct 17, 2012
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will conduct an integrated nuclear infrastructure review (INIR) mission to South Africa during February next year, the Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Wednesday. The review would follow a domestic self-evaluation...
Oct 11, 2012
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The proposed smelter at South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) Pelindaba site is cause for concern, environmental activists and members of the public said at a hearing on Thursday. The public hearing, in Pretoria, was held by the National Nuclear...
Oct 05, 2012
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South African Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has confirmed that the government will "most likely" have a "fleet approach" to its planned new nuclear build and localization programme. This programme should see the conduction of a number of nuclear power...
Sep 18, 2012
A multibillion-rand procurement process to replace the six steam generators at Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town, has been initiated and the existing generators could be replaced during scheduled outages in 2016 and 2017. Eskom, in response to a...
Aug 24, 2012
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Aug 17, 2012
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Government would have to start implementing the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity soon, to avoid another power supply crisis, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Friday. He expressed concern as plans of further generation capacity build programmes, beyond the...
Aug 15, 2012
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South Africa’s ‘National Development Plan 2030’ calls for efforts to be made to substitute coal with gas in the country’s energy mix, including developing shale gas resources “provided the overall economic and environmental costs and benefits outweigh those...
Aug 15, 2012
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South Africa needed to develop a ‘Plan B’ should an investigation into the economics associated with deploying 9 600 MW of nuclear energy capacity prove too expensive, the newly released ‘National Development Plan 2030’ asserts. The plan, which was handed to...
Aug 10, 2012
Westinghouse Electric South Africa last week announced that it had started a consultation process with its staff over a possible restructuring and consolidation process. The company currently has two offices, in Centurion, just south of Pretoria, and in Big Bay at...
Aug 06, 2012
The National Nuclear Energy Executive Coordination Committee (NNEECC), which was set up last year and which is chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, will have its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters confirmed on Monday. Addressing the...
Aug 01, 2012
Westinghouse Electric South Africa announced on Tuesday that it had started a consultation process with its staff over a possible restructuring and consolidation process. The company currently has two offices, in Centurion, just south of Pretoria, and in Big Bay at...
Jul 30, 2012
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State-owned Eskom is embarking on a multibillion-rand project to replace six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in the Western Cape, during 2016 and 2017. As part of its ongoing maintenance and refurbishment plans, the power utility issued an...
Jul 20, 2012
US Department of Energy agency National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has converted 450 t of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU) as part of the US-Russia nuclear nonproliferation HEU Purchase Agreement programme, the administration said.
Jul 18, 2012
South Africa has become only the third country to host a marketing office of Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom. The registration of the office was announced by the group on Wednesday. South Africa plans to develop 9.6 GW of nuclear energy capacity by...
Jun 22, 2012
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Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom is interested in bidding for any tender from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) for a new research reactor or Dedicated Isotope Production Reactor (DIPR) to replace the local agency’s current Safari-1...
 
 
 
 
Jun 18, 2012
Engineering company Lesedi Nuclear Services, a subsidiary of Areva, has introduced Group Five and J&J Group as new shareholders, co-founder and CEO Francis Carruthers announced on Monday. Areva would retain control of the nuclear side of the business despite the...
Jun 15, 2012
Rusatom Overseas, the international arm of Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). The MoU lays the foundation for the development of joint business...
Jun 14, 2012
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South Africa’s nuclear installations are able to withstand all external events considered in the original design, National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) CEO Boyce Mkhize said on Thursday. External events include seismic activities, tsunamis, flooding, fire, aircraft...
Jun 14, 2012
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The head of South Africa’s State-owned electricity group Eskom says the utility is not currently preparing any tender documentation for South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme, but that it remains keen to play a central role in any possible roll-out....
Jun 11, 2012
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The Department of Energy (DoE), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), was investigating possible plans for the retention of skills critical to South Africa’s nuclear build programme, Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said on Monday....
Jun 05, 2012
Rusatom Overseas, the international arm of Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) in Moscow on Monday. The MoU lays the foundation for the development of...
May 31, 2012
The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) was preparing to retrench about 250 of its employees, trade union Solidarity said on Thursday. Solidarity spokesperson Schalk de Bruin believed this could have adverse effects on this country’s nuclear energy...
May 30, 2012
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South Africa’s nuclear energy aspirations would require in excess of 27 000 skilled workers at its peak in 2022 and would position the country to export surplus skills by 2030, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) CEO Ayanda Myoli said on...
May 29, 2012
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In the absence of the 9 600 MW of nuclear energy capacity outlined for introduction into South Africa’s power generation mix between 2023 and 2030, it was unclear how the country could meet its "ambitious" electricity expansion plan, a leading business personality...
May 29, 2012
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The South African government is undertaking an ‘Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review’ as part of a self-assessment exercise to establish the readiness of the country to proceed with a plan to invest in 9 600 MW of new nuclear capacity as outlined in a national...
 
 
 
 
May 25, 2012
The nuclear accident at Fukushima has had a limited impact on nuclear energy programmes across the world, affirms Russian State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom. “Fukushima did not trigger the cancellation of national nuclear energy programmes in the majority of...
May 25, 2012
It was the Canadian Professor and media analyst Herbert Marshall McLuhan who invented and popularised the term “global village”, which summed up his contention that the development of radio and TV had “made our world into a single unit”. This is now almost...
May 18, 2012
Global consulting engineering group SRK Consulting is compiling site safety reports (SSRs) for State-owned power utility Eskom’s existing Koeberg nuclear power generation plant, as well as two new proposed nuclear sites, Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape, and...
May 18, 2012
State-owned power utility Eskom is ready to lead any developments around nuclear power generation in South Africa, CEO Brian Dames said at the National Union of Mineworkers' Nuclear Energy Workshop, in Midrand, last month.
May 17, 2012
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A final decision on the fate of the controversial Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR), a small-scale nuclear reactor project that was placed into care and maintenance in 2010, would be made in 2013, Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Ben Martins confirmed this week....
May 15, 2012
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The market is ready to take up the localisation spinoffs from a possible new nuclear build programme in South Africa, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official said on Tuesday. Deputy director Cobbs Pillay, who is responsible for green energy and nuclear...
May 14, 2012
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Finnish power solutions group Wärtsilä, which oversees the operation of some 16 GW of generating capacity across 500 marine and land installations globally, has concluded its first operations and maintenance agreement in South Africa. The Helsinki-listed group has...
May 11, 2012
South Africa’s abandoned Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) project still casts a shadow over the country’s future nuclear energy plans, as far as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is concerned. “We hated the PBMR because of its failure in Germany,” asserted the...
May 11, 2012
If South Africa’s first new nuclear power plant (NPP) is to be completed by 2023, the decision to build it will have to be made soon, reaffirmed Eskom CEO Brian Dames at the recent National Union of Mineworkers Nuclear Workshop. “If not this year, then early next...
Apr 24, 2012
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South Africa’s abandoned Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) project still casts a shadow over the country’s future nuclear energy plans, as far as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is concerned. “We hated the PBMR because of its failure in Germany,” asserted...
 
 
 
 
Apr 23, 2012
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South African electricity utility Eskom has spent about R1-billion since 2005 in upgrading safety at its Koeberg nuclear power plant, CEO Brian Dames said on Monday. As a result, Koeberg’s core damage frequency probability was now the same as that for new built...
Apr 23, 2012
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Apr 20, 2012
Nuclear energy research and development company the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has seen an almost twofold increase in the number of people enrolled in its skills development programme over the past three years.
Apr 19, 2012
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The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has suspended the receipt of all radioactive waste packages by South Africa’s radioactive waste repository Vaalputs, in the Northern Cape, following the discovery of noncompliance with the waste acceptance criteria set out in its...
Apr 16, 2012
The levels of local content in the French-led bid to build proposed new nuclear energy capacity in South Africa will be superior to those outlined in an earlier Nuclear 1 bid submitted to Eskom in 2008, Areva CE Luc Oursel has confirmed. Speaking to Engineering News...
 
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