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Apr 01, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ‘commodity price index’ rallied by 2.4% month-over-month in February, after falling in January to the lowest level since early 2007. The third-largest Canadian bank said on Tuesday its ‘oil and gas index’ rebounded in February, with Alberta...
Mar 31, 2015
South Africa's only nuclear plant, Koeberg
The Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Tuesday that the pre-procurement phase for South Africa’s proposed roll-out of a nuclear new build programme had been completed, following the latest in a series of workshops with vendor countries and their companies....
Mar 27, 2015
A South African court dismissed on Friday an application by Westinghouse Electric Company to re-open the bidding process for a generator contract awarded to French rival Areva, a court official said. Westinghouse, the world's largest nuclear fuel producer and part of...
Mar 27, 2015
The poem Time it says: Your life is an expression of your mind. You are the creator of your own Universe - For as a human being, you are free to will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words. There has always been a concept that...
Mar 27, 2015
Eskom has reported that the control and instrumentation works contract with Alstom at the Kusile power station project will be “consensually terminated” as from April 17, 2015.
Mar 26, 2015
Tormin mine site
ASX-listed mineral sands miner Mineral Commodities (MRC) has defended itself against allegations that its West Coast-based Tormin mine is negatively impacting the environment and community surrounding the operation. In a statement to the media, West Coast resident...
Mar 25, 2015
GlobalCOAL® announced today that Kyushu Electric Power, one of Japan’s largest utility companies, has joined its online coal trading platform. Established in 1951, Kyushu Electric Power Company generates, transmits and distributes electricity in the Kyushu area of...
Mar 25, 2015
Australian physical coal prices have fallen to levels not seen since before the 2008/2009 financial crisis as Chinese demand suffers from slower economic growth and new environmental rules, with analysts predicting the market could slump further. China's slowdown,...
Mar 23, 2015
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Mar 19, 2015
South African manufacturers wishing to participate in the nuclear sector need to adopt a series of measures and mindsets in order to achieve success. This was highlighted by international industrial standards and codes development association ASME VP (New York) and...
Mar 19, 2015
The Western Australian government has gleefully welcomed reports that Queensland was considering re-instituting a ban on uranium mining, with Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion saying the decision would allow Western Australia to capitalise on investment in...
Mar 18, 2015
World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot
Public opinion is an essential element in any nuclear programme. This was highlighted by World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot on Wednesday. "Public acceptance is essential to develop the environment in which nuclear development can take place,"...
Mar 18, 2015
IAEA director-general Yukiya Amano
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to helping all African countries seeking to adopt nuclear energy. This assurance was given by IAEA director general Yukiya Amano on Wednesday. "Nuclear power has obvious advantages for countries in Africa,"...
Mar 13, 2015
President Jacob Zuma on Friday officially launched the Presidency and Government Energy Saving Campaign, but, apart from reflecting on energy-savings gains made during his administration and appealing for energy use austerity, he remained vague on the campaign’s...
Mar 13, 2015
Nuclear power plant (NPP) projects are, everywhere, politically important, complex and long-term programmes, World Nuclear University (WNU) lecturer Milt Caplan pointed out at the recent WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria. "Nuclear decisions are always...
Mar 13, 2015
Worldwide, the nuclear industry would benefit if it was possible to develop closer cooperation between national regulatory authorities and between them and the industry itself, as is the case with the aviation industry. This was affirmed by World Nuclear University...
Mar 13, 2015
I was invited to give a presentation about nuclear power at St Francis Bay. St Francis Bay falls within the Kouga local municipality, an area encompassing Jeffreys Bay, Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay, Humansdorp and a bit more. This is a large distributed area just south...
Mar 12, 2015
Demand for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ abescreed SLC P fast-track self-levelling screed and abescreed SLC acrylic primer has soared since the products underwent three important reformulations recently. “The main reason for the latest reformulation in 2014 was to...
Mar 12, 2015
 
 
 
 
Mar 06, 2015
Late last year, the South African electronics industry, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African National Defence Force, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services and other institutions celebrated the 75th anniversary of radar in...
Mar 06, 2015
Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6.
Mar 06, 2015
PHUMZILE TSHELANE Vendor countries provided an array of solutions and government will use the information to put a procurement strategy in place
South Africa is in a pre-procurement process regarding nuclear energy and is close to submitting environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for areas selected for the deployment of nuclear power.
Mar 06, 2015
Late last year the South African electronics industry, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African National Defence Force, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services and other institutions celebrated the 75th anniversary of radar in this...
Mar 05, 2015
Areva South Africa MD Dr Yves Guenon
French nuclear vendor Areva says its value proposition for South Africa’s proposed new nuclear build programme remains intact, despite far-reaching restructuring initiatives being undertaken at the troubled State-owned company, which reported a €4.8-billion loss for...
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
Oversupply continues to weigh on the performance of thermal and metallurgical coal exports into China, Wood Mackenzie senior analyst Jonathan Sultoon told an audience at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2015 conference. The causes of oversupply...
Mar 03, 2015
Trade union Solidarity has criticised the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) for continuing with a restructuring process, which the union claims results in employees being demoted, without consulting with Solidarity about the process. Solidarity...
Mar 03, 2015
An upsurge in Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports by the end of 2015 was expected to exert downward pressure on Asian spot prices, advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) said this week. In its new quarterly analysis of global LNG fundamentals, Woodmac...
Mar 03, 2015
Nuclear power plant (NPP) projects are, everywhere, politically important, complex and long-term programmes, World Nuclear University (WNU) lecturer Milt Caplan pointed out at the WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria on Monday. "Nuclear decisions are...
 
 
 
 
Mar 02, 2015
Uncertainty as to how much new nuclear power plant (NPP) programmes will cost, in countries where there have not been any recent such programmes, is driving up cost estimates by authorities and agencies fearful of underestimating these costs. This was noted by World...
Mar 02, 2015
Worldwide, the nuclear industry would benefit if it was possible to develop closer cooperation between national regulatory authorities and between them and the industry itself, as is the case with the aviation industry. This was affirmed by World Nuclear University...
Feb 27, 2015
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Greenpeace has filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country's nuclear liability regulations, it said on Friday. The fact that the South African government was pushing ahead with...
Feb 27, 2015
DoE acting director-general Dr Wolsley Barnard
There is currently no shortage of electricity capacity in South Africa, Department of Energy (DoE) acting director-general Dr Wolsey Barnard acknowledged last week. However, the availability of the country’s installed base had fallen materially, narrowing the...
Feb 24, 2015
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson confirmed on Tuesday that 77 bids were received by the August 18, 2014, submission deadline for the fourth bid window under government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and that, with...
Feb 23, 2015
Tina Joemat-Petterson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has set up a task team to investigate allegations against the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) boards. The investigation was prompted by numerous...
Feb 20, 2015
Koeberg nuclear station
A judgment on the ongoing battle between parastatal Eskom and Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company over a R4.3-billion steam generator contract was imminent, as High Court Judge Zeenat Carelse deliberated over the arguments presented during a three-day hearing...
Feb 20, 2015
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology has lauded the achievements of retiring Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, commending his “immeasurable contribution and hard work” in leading the team that...
Feb 20, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review and optimise the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the Kusile units.
Feb 20, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi units.
 
 
 
 
Feb 20, 2015
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) is expanding its technology portfolio of speciality gases. (Necsa subsidiary Pelchem has long been renowned for its production of fluorochemicals, including gases and acids.) Not only is the group adding production...
Feb 20, 2015
VIKTOR POLIKARPOV The growth in skills, industrial capacity and subsequent electricity surplus bolster industrialisation of countries building nuclear generation fleets
A programme to build new nuclear generation capacity will require the involvement of large parts of the industrial capacity of South Africa, which will require and support large-scale industrial activity and, subsequently, provide surplus electricity to support...
Feb 19, 2015
Global Electricity Initiative executive chairperson Philippe Joubert
Executive chairperson of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) Philippe Joubert says energy utilities globally, together with the business community more generally, have come to terms with the science of climate change, particularly as extreme weather events begin...
Feb 19, 2015
Amid the intense debate surrounding the future of electricity supply in South Africa, delays in construction of new power plants, renewables, a re-awakening of nuclear generation and the increasing costs that come with electricity supply, is there an answer to South...
Feb 17, 2015
DoE acting director-general Dr Wolsley Barnard
There is currently no shortage of electricity capacity in South Africa, Department of Energy (DoE) acting director-general Dr Wolsey Barnard acknowledged on Tuesday. However, the availability of the country’s installed base had fallen materially, narrowing the...
 
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