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Topic - Nuclear
Jan 26, 2015
Updated 1 hour 2 minutes ago State-owned power utility Eskom on Monday urged consumers to save electricity as it implemented stage one load shedding, owing to unforeseen technical problems at some of its power stations.
Jan 23, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa was open for more investment and the country offered investment opportunities that no “wise” businessperson should miss, President Jacob Zuma told captains of commerce and industry during the yearly Business Interaction Group meeting on the sidelines of...
Jan 23, 2015
The risk of load shedding would be heightened next month as State-owned power utility Eskom takes half of the Koeberg power station’s capacity off line for general maintenance. An Eskom spokesperson told Engineering News Online on Friday that, while the grid was...
Jan 23, 2015
The debate about climate change grows acrimonious. On the side of those who hold that climate change is a real possibility are politicians, students, ex-Table Mountain tourist guides, academics and others. On the side of those who hold that climate change is not a...
Jan 23, 2015
The first synchronisation of Kusile Unit 1 is scheduled for the first half of 2017.
Jan 23, 2015
The project aims to develop a new-generation nuclear power station, comprising three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors.
Jan 23, 2015
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 22, 2015
The electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11-million households, President Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Wednesday. "Our electricity infrastructure for example, was never designed to serve an expanded...
Jan 21, 2015
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Jan 16, 2015
Eskom is not providing an official revised date for the first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, having missed the December 24 deadline.
Jan 14, 2015
It was crucial for renewable energy projects to be fast-tracked nationally to counter electricity shortages in the short-term, photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider Talesun Energy VP Arthur Chien said. State-owned Eskom has been struggling to keep the lights on in the...
Jan 12, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma devoted much of his January 8th statement on Saturday to talking about corruption, saying there was a misperception that the ANC was largely responsible for it. "It cannot be, it is another misrepresentation of fact," he said at the party's 103rd...
Jan 08, 2015
An artist impression of the 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power project
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 06, 2015
Uranium producer Energy Fuels has agreed to buy Uranerz Energy in an all-scrip deal valued at about $150-million, which would see the two companies create one of the largest integrated uranium companies in the US. Energy Fuels on Monday said the deal would create the...
Jan 05, 2015
At first glance, the Cape Flats Nature Reserve building at the University of the Western Cape doesn't seem exceptional. The modest two-storey structure hosts office space and utility rooms for the six staff who care for the plants and animals living in the 30-hectare...
Dec 29, 2014
Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2% in November to 676.12-billion yuan ($108.85-billion), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds in the second half. Despite last month's drop,...
Dec 12, 2014
Uranium explorer Strateco Resources is claiming C$190-million from the Quebec government in a motion it filed with the Superior Court of Quebec on Thursday to institute proceedings. Boucherville, Quebec-based Strateco was seeking damages for the loss of its...
Dec 12, 2014
Dear – We have had the pleasure of reading your article entitled 'SA meets more nuclear vendors amid "costly diversion" criticism',  and would like to share our opinion on the cost of electric power and why we can confirm that the cost of electric energy generated by...
Dec 12, 2014
MARKET LEADER Toyota is the largest vehicle manufacturer in South Africa and a full affiliate of the Toyota Motor Corporation
Since 2011, the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, established in 2010 in response to the growing need to improve the energy efficiency of South Africa, has saved enough energy to electrify 75 000 South African middle-income homes for 12 months, says...
Dec 12, 2014
TINA JOEMAT PETTERSSON Government has held two nuclear vendor parade workshops
Government last month announced that it had successfully concluded the second nuclear vendor parade workshop with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the US, in its bid to source experienced nuclear energy partners to help with South Africa’s nuclear...
Dec 12, 2014
A really interesting social phenomenon is the antinuclear stance of many people. I find many people who are rabidly antinuclear, but then, as I chat to them socially, I find out that they have no idea what they are talking about. They often cannot tell the difference...
Dec 12, 2014
The success of recently completed solar and wind projects in the country confirms that South Africa needs to continue investing in renewable energy, says solar modules and solar cells producer Talesun Energy VP Arthur Chien. South Africa’s renewable energy sector,...
Dec 12, 2014
I am, 100 years after 1914, reminded of the effect that war had on engineering. When The Second World War (WW2) started, the situation, technology- and armswise, was this: fighter aircraft were propeller-driven biplanes with open cockpits, fixed undercarriage and low...
Dec 11, 2014
Peter Freyberg
A natural tightening of the coal market as a result of demand catching up with supply will happen in the near future, says Glencore Coal CEO Peter Freyberg. Freyberg, who was addressing Glencore’s investor day, made the point that coal is not in the same over-supply...
Dec 11, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday raised the possibility of Australia exporting uranium and coal to the Ukraine, in an effort to relieve its reliance on Russia for gas. Abbott said in a press conference that he had discussed the possibility of...
Dec 10, 2014
This Nuclear Conference is aimed at advancing the nuclear power programme in South Africa.  A meeting of minds; scientists, engineers, construction, civil, financial planners and business strategists.  The objective is to get diverse people together, all meeting to...
Dec 08, 2014
Uranium developer Energy and Minerals Australia (EMA) has called for public opinion on the environmental scoping document for its Mulga Rock project, in Western Australia. The environmental scoping document formed part of the ongoing environmental evaluation for the...
Dec 05, 2014
At the end of last year, bilateral trade between South Africa and China exceeded R270-billion, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. "China's investment into South Africa is cumulatively valued at approximately R120-billion, with over 100 State-owned entities and...
Dec 05, 2014
The Akkuyu nuclear power plant will comprise four units of 1 200 MW each, producing about 35-billion kilowatt-hours a year.
Dec 05, 2014
The Commerce Committee of the Parliament of Finland has approved Fennovoima's plan to build a Rosatom reactor at Hanhikivi.
Dec 05, 2014
It is unfortunate that, instead of focusing on practical and immediate solutions to gaping energy crisis South Africa is facing, the debate on the country’s energy future is plagued by misinformation, simplifications and outdated arguments against renewable energy...
Dec 05, 2014
Hey, read this: “South Africa is in a major electric power crisis." Do read on: "Peak power demand is exceeding reliable generation and transmission capacity. The industry is trying to overcome the crisis by installing gas turbines, creating, in turn, a diesel fuel...
Dec 04, 2014
Rosatom regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov
Russian nuclear vendor Rosatom has confirmed that it is considering various funding models, including the extension of a State loan, as part of its offer to South Africa for the building of a proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) build programme. Speaking during an...
Dec 04, 2014
The market capitalisation of Western Australia-listed companies decreased by 9.3% in November, to close the month at $128.5-billion on the back of weaker commodity prices, advisory firm Deloitte said on Thursday, quoting figures from its latest WA Index. Iron-ore...
Nov 28, 2014
National senior soccre team coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba was quite correct in giving May Mahlangu the chop when the player announced that he was not available to play for Bafana Bafana in recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. So, from me, go for it, Shakes –...
Nov 28, 2014
Main Activity of the Company: Nuclear and radiation safety regulation Date and Place of Birth: November 4, 1974, Rustenburg Education: BSc (Ed) (physics and chemistry, North-West University, 1999; MSc (applied radiation science and technology), North-West University,...
Nov 28, 2014
Preparatory work with regards to the project review that will take place at the end of November with all suppliers has shown a shift in the construction schedule.
Nov 28, 2014
Given the attention, disproportionate or not, being given to nuclear energy in South Africa, it was interesting to see what the International Energy Agency (IEA) had to say about the future of technology in its World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014), released earlier...
Nov 28, 2014
Eskom and Anglo American have concluded a memorandum of understanding that maps out the process to be followed to enable the parties to conclude a final coal-supply contract for the Kusile power station.
Nov 28, 2014
Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6.
Nov 26, 2014
ASX-listed Bannerman Resources on Wednesday said the construction of its Etango heap leach demonstration plant, in Namibia, was on track for completion early in 2015. The activities completed since awarding the contracts in September included the establishment of the...
Nov 26, 2014
South Africa’s investment in coal-related research and development (R&D) was inadequate, given the fact that coal would continue to dominate the country’s energy supply for the foreseeable future, a recent study by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)...
Nov 26, 2014
Professor Anton Eberhard
The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Wednesday that the second nuclear vendor parade workshop, which took place at a venue in the Drakensberg, had been concluded with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the US. The first such workshop, which was...
Nov 24, 2014
Uranium producer Paladin Energy has announced a throng of measures aimed at recapitalising the company and addressing its long-term funding requirements, including the convertible bonds due in November next year. Following these and other initiatives, which were due...
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