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Topic - Nuclear
Aug 01, 2014
Eskom has offered a detailed timeline for the synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which is officially scheduled for December 15, 2014.
Jul 31, 2014
Canadian uranium producer Cameco on Thursday reported sharply higher net profit for the three months ended June, as a weaker Canadian dollar and improved sales offset lower output. The TSX- and NYSE-listed miner said net earnings attributable to equity holders rose...
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
South African gas and welding products company Afrox, part of the German Linde group, publicly unveiled its new R14-million high-purity hydrogen and oxygen plant at Pelindaba, west of Pretoria, on Thursday. The new plant uses latest-generation electrolysis...
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
ASX- and TSX-listed uranium producer Paladin Energy on Monday reported strong full-year 2014 and fourth-quarter output, meeting its guidance. Paladin, which produces yellowcake from operations in Africa, reported combined output of 7.94-million pounds of uranium...
Jul 25, 2014
Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6 of the Medupi power station, which is scheduled to be synchronised by the end of the year.
Jul 24, 2014
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 24, 2014
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Jul 16, 2014
While the long-term fundamentals for uranium remained sound, advisory firm Argonaut has warned that the post-Fukushima recovery could be slower than previously anticipated. Argonaut metals and mining research analyst Matthew Keane said on Wednesday that the...
Jul 16, 2014
Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion on Wednesday called on the uranium industry to build on the state’s resources technology in order to benefit from the expected increase in demand for yellowcake. Speaking at the Australian Uranium...
Jul 11, 2014
South Africa will join the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) in December. The WLCG processes and stores the immense amounts of data produced by the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is an instrument of...
Jul 11, 2014
Gas will be a springboard for a low-carbon economy, as it will deter new investment in coal and complement renewable-energy resources, believes Johannesburg-based consulting firm MAC Consulting associate director Dave Collins.
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
AFRICAN HICCUP Despite the growth in structural steel use in other parts of Africa, local export tonnages have not increased
Industry body for the promotion of the steel construction industry the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) is in discussions with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to increase local product content requirements for future industrial...
Jul 11, 2014
I was invited to attend the Atomexpo 2014 nuclear power exhibition and expo in Moscow. I was invited as a guest of State-owned nuclear company Rosatom. The event started on a Monday, but was preceded the day before by a yachting regatta at the Royal Moscow Yacht...
Jul 11, 2014
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama reported on last week that the feasibility study into a proposed rail link through Swaziland – which would eliminate non-coal traffic on the export channel from the Mpumalanga coalfields to Richards Bay – is at an...
Jul 11, 2014
If you have never heard of the TV series House of Cards then skip some paragraphs. The following is an extract from the online edition of the UK newspaper, The Guardian: “Why are all the House of Cards journalists so bad at journalism? Zoe and the gang can’t...
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...
Jul 04, 2014
Nuclear power has been very much in the news lately. President Zuma mentioned nuclear power in the State of the Nation Address and said that South Africa needs to move on nuclear.  The new Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Petterson later also mentioned the need for...
Jul 04, 2014
Indonesia has expressed interest in South Africa’s pebble-bed modular reactor (PBMR) technology, the demonstration of which was abandoned in 2010, after R9.244-billion had been spent over a decade, about 80% of which was taxpayers’ money. When the project was...
Jul 04, 2014
Eskom reports progress on the Kusile power plant project.
Jul 04, 2014
Eskom reports progress on the Medupi power station project.
Jul 03, 2014
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...
Jul 03, 2014
Despite the economic supercycle having reached its bottom, the mining sector will continue to feel pressure from the difficulties experienced over 2013, PwC mining practice partner James Lusby recently told an audience at the Canada-South Africa Chamber of...
Jul 02, 2014
Some of South Africa’s and the Worlds leading Physics will gather at the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park Kingsway Campus for the Annual Institute of Physics Conference, which will be opened by The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor at...
Jun 24, 2014
As South Africa looks to shale gas and nuclear, as well as expanded coal projects, as potential sources of energy for its constrained national grid, Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) vice chairperson and Sasol GM for supply chain: strategic sourcing Piet van Staden...
Jun 24, 2014
Gas or nuclear, or both, could eventually replace coal for South Africa’s electricity generation, says Dave Collins, associate director of MAC Consulting, one of South Africa’s leading management consulting groups focussed in mining; oil, gas and chemicals;...
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...
Jun 23, 2014
Venturing into mining as a junior is not for the fainthearted. At present the coal market is depressed and the margins are small. The size of the South African domestic market is determined largely by the electricity generating sector, which demands vast quantities...
Jun 20, 2014
Alstom’s board of directors was set to meet on Monday to “review and resolve” the latest updated bids for its energy assets. This followed the emergence of an updated offer from US-based General Electric (GE) and the proposal from German company Siemens and...
Jun 20, 2014
Saliem Fakir is wrong on every count in his attack on nuclear power under the headline:‘Four reasons why nuclear is dead beat’, published in Engineering News, May 30 – June 5, 2014. Actually nuclear power is the safest, cleanest and most economic option for...
Jun 19, 2014
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,...
Jun 18, 2014
Jonathan D. Moyer with co-authors Steve Hedden and Jessica Rettig ~ Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver Experts now believe that South Africa has the eighth largest shale...
Jun 18, 2014
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 18, 2014
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation on Wednesday welcomed the revitalisation of the nuclear energy sector. "Nuclear energy will provide base-load electricity. It will allow our country to lower its carbon footprint and meet its international obligations,"...
Jun 17, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma placed the growth-sapping issues of labour instability and electricity insecurity at the centre of his post-election State of the Nation address to lawmakers on Tuesday night. He also used the platform to announce a series of new interventions to...
Jun 17, 2014
Shunichi Miyanaga and Joe Kaiser
German company Siemens and Tokyo-headquartered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have joined forces in making a play for France-headquartered conglomerate Alstom’s energy assets, six weeks after General Electric (GE) submitted a €12.35-billion binding offer....
Jun 17, 2014
Scientists from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Necsa fluorochemical subsidiary Pelchem have developed a lower-cost method to produce high-purity phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5), which is used to manufacture lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6)...
Jun 17, 2014
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) subsidiary NTP Radioisotopes has announced the appointment of Tina Eboka as MD from June 1. She boasts 24 years experience in science and technology research, banking, retail and manufacturing, in both the public and...
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...
Jun 13, 2014
KENYAN CONNECTION Kenyan Bureau of Standards engineering workshops head Samuel Njoroge and Southern African Institute of Welding School of Practical Welding head Frans Vorster
The formation of the African Federation of Non Destructive Testing (AFNDT) and the possibility of a joint venture (JV) partnership between the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS) could significantly assist in the...
Jun 13, 2014
In April, a single-engine Piper aircraft flew into a wind turbine and crashed. Four people were killed. The incident seems to have gone virtually unmentioned in the media. The accident occurred in the US, in South Dakota.There was one person, the pilot, in the...
Jun 06, 2014
Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly deficit in the required...
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