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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...
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
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Apr 24, 2012
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Apr 23, 2012
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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...
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...
Apr 13, 2012
The success of the nuclear industry in South Korea has been driven primarily by two factors. Firstly, the commitment of the country's government to nuclear energy. Secondly, strong support for nuclear power from the people of Korea. This was reported to delegates at...
Apr 13, 2012
Russian State-owned nuclear company Rosatom is committed to localisation should it win the tender to build new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. Moreover, according to Rosatom Overseas public relations VP Ivan Dybov, experience shows that the building of...
Apr 13, 2012
South Korean nuclear power plant (NPP) design has incorporated the lessons of last year’s nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan. These include improvements to the design of the APR 1400 reactor as well as improvements in the equipment and layout of the NPP as a...
Apr 11, 2012
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The final environmental impact report for the possible development of a new nuclear power station in South Africa should be completed for submission to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) before the end of 2012, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has confirmed....
Apr 06, 2012
Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the US last week announced that the three European countries, with American support, were going to phase out the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) radio isotopes by 2015 (providing...
Apr 04, 2012
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Russian State-owned nuclear firm Rosatom does not expect dual licensing requirements for a nuclear build programme in South African to be too time consuming, Rusatom Overseas head of quality, licensing and safety Elena Miryuschenko said this week. Should Rosatom be...
 
 
 
 
Apr 02, 2012
South African companies would be able to supply about 40% of all services related to the planned nuclear power plants (NPPs) required to meet the targets set out by the Department of Energy's Integrated Resouce Plan (IRP), finance enterprise Rusatom Overseas VP Ivo...
Mar 30, 2012
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Russian State-owned nuclear company Rosatom is committed to localisation should it win the tender to build new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. Moreover, Rosatom Overseas public relations VP Ivan Dybov told Engineering News Online on Friday, experience...
Mar 30, 2012
The recently announced decision by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) to expand its feasibility study of a “Dedicated Isotope Production Reactor” (DIPR) to include a study into a “multipurpose reactor” (MPR) was the consequence of...
Mar 29, 2012
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South Africa’s Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review, which is being conducted in accordance with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) ‘Milestones Approach’, is scheduled for completion by May, the Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed in a...
Mar 28, 2012
South Korean nuclear power plant (NPP) design has incorporated the lessons of last year’s nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan. These include improvements to the design of the APR 1400 reactor as well as improvements in the equipment and layout of the NPP as a...
Mar 27, 2012
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The success of the nuclear industry in South Korea has been driven primarily by two factors. Firstly, the commitment of the country's government to nuclear energy. Secondly, strong support for nuclear power from the people of Korea. This was reported to delegates at...
Mar 26, 2012
Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the US announced on Monday that the three European countries, with American support, were going to phase out the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) radio isotopes by 2015 (providing...
Mar 23, 2012
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French nuclear reactor builder Areva said it expected a recovery soon in global interest in nuclear projects following Japan's Fukushima disaster, adding it will bid this year with EDF for Poland's first nuclear project. Some countries announced plans to quit the...
Mar 23, 2012
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State-owned power company Eskom has confirmed that it will submit a tariff application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in June for a time horizon that is longer than the three-year rotation offered under the multiyear price determination...
Mar 14, 2012
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Mar 09, 2012
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has expanded its feasibility study into procuring a dedicated isotope production reactor (DIPR) to include a multi-purpose reactor that also covers research and other non-commercial uses. Initially, the aim was to...
Mar 09, 2012
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Nongovernmental organisation Green Cross International has called on countries to establish stricter and enforceable international standards for nuclear power, on the eve of the first anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. On March 11 last...
Mar 09, 2012
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South Africa will come to the rescue of a nuclear industry, still struggling for customers a year after Japan's Fukushima disaster, with a tender for one of the world's biggest atomic power deals. Firms from France, the US, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia have...
Feb 28, 2012
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Detailed technical work was required before a definitive cost figure could be ascribed to South Africa’s proposal to build a 9 600 MW fleet of nuclear power stations, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday, indicating that the “indicative” R300-billion...
Feb 27, 2012
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Energy Minister Dipuo Peters stressed on Monday that the South African government would not stipulate from where the nuclear energy technology that could be used in a 9 600 MW fleet of nuclear reactors would be sourced. Speaking in Kimberley, she said government...
Feb 24, 2012
Kenya’s ambitious plans to build a 1 000 MW nuclear power plant as part of efforts to tackle chronic energy shortages could collapse following disapprovals by the United Nations.
Feb 22, 2012
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A total of 43 major infrastructure projects, with an estimated combined investment value of R3.2-trillion, have been identified by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), which was set up last year by President Jacob Zuma to oversee the...
Feb 21, 2012
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The task team established by the South African government to reassess the country's nuclear energy roll-out plans in light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 would be in a position to advise Cabinet...
Feb 17, 2012
France is supportive of South Africa’s nuclear energy plans, assures French Foreign Ministry Secretary-General Pierre Sellal. The European power is a leader in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. (Secretary-General is equivalent to a Director-General in South Africa.)
Feb 16, 2012
French utility EDF said it plans to bid for a contract to build nuclear reactors in South Africa in a possible Franco-Chinese partnership. EDF's nuclear business helped it to post higher 2011 earnings on Thursday, offsetting lower hydroelectric power generation.
 
 
 
 
Feb 10, 2012
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Russia’s State-owned nuclear industrial group Rosatom is to hold a joint workshop with the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) in March. The workshop will be concerned with Russian nuclear reactors, the possibility of localisation (that is, the...
Feb 07, 2012
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A local nuclear construction industry capable of bolstering the local content of South Africa’s proposed nuclear energy construction programme needs to be established over the coming ten to twenty years, Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane...
Feb 03, 2012
France is supportive of South Africa’s nuclear energy plans, assured French Foreign Ministry secretary-general Pierre Sellal in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon. The European power is a leader in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. “Our industry is ready to...
Feb 03, 2012
A R15.6-million positron emission tomography – computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner will be fully operational by mid-2012 at Tygerberg hospital, in the Western Cape, says medical radiation and isotopes company NTP Radioisotopes executive director Dr Mapula Letsoalo.
Dec 05, 2011
South Africa's power utility Eskom said on Monday it has returned to service the second unit at its Koeberg nuclear power station that was shut for generator repairs. The power utility said in a statement that there was no interruption of electricity supply as a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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