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Sep 19, 2014
BRENDAN WIDLAKE Stratus fault-tolerant servers ensure continuous availability of operational systems in critical processes
A computing platform to ensure the availability of critical processes and control systems is receiving increased attention in South Africa to ensure that the software driving new industrial systems, including automated and robotic processes, functions continuously,...
Sep 19, 2014
Eskom started its 100-day countdown for the first power from the first 794 MW Medupi power station unit on September 15.
Sep 19, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom is adamant that its procurement processes for the replacement of six steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear reactor in the Western Cape were fair, transparent and equitable. It has, thus, gone ahead and awarded the R4.3-billion...
Sep 19, 2014
Fluor Corporation has been chosen by the US Department of Energy for the next phase of cleanup at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant.
Sep 19, 2014
The official launch of the South African chapter of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Chairs Programme (WCP) took place at North-West University's (NWU's) Potchefstroom campus on September 17. This followed the WTO’s announcement on May 28 of its decision to award...
Sep 17, 2014
Eskom had failed to comply with a High Court order that it hand over documents related to the awarding of a R4 billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary, Westinghouse Electric Company said on Tuesday. "It is Westinghouse's view that Eskom has failed to comply with this...
Sep 16, 2014
Koeberg
Eskom acting chief executive Colin Matjila must reveal all the documents on a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg power plant, the DA said on Tuesday. "The DA calls... Matjila, to make good on his promise to provide all relevant documents...
Sep 12, 2014
Nuclear medicine is defined by the Department of Medical Physics of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of the Witwatersrand as “a speciality that makes use of radioactive tracers that emit gamma rays to assess the physio- logical functioning of organs...
Sep 12, 2014
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Sep 09, 2014
Close on the heels of shutting down iron-ore mine last week, the Indian government has directed Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) to stop mining operations at its Jaduguda uranium mines in the eastern province of Jharkhand. The order came down on Tuesday,...
Sep 09, 2014
Mining giant Rio Tinto has touted carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a viable solution to climate change, with Rio’s energy CEO Harry Kenyon-Slaney saying that further CCS milestones could be expected as the technology continues to prove itself. “Understand this....
Sep 09, 2014
TSX-listed Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) on Monday announced that it had appointed industry veteran Scott Melbye executive VP with immediate effect. Melbye has 30 years experience in the nuclear energy industry having held leadership positions in major uranium mining...
Sep 08, 2014
The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) has welcomed the federal government’s agreement with India, under which Australian uranium would be exported and used for nuclear power generation in that country. In a trip to Delhi last week, Australian...
Sep 05, 2014
Koeberg
The High Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled that power utility Eskom had five days to hand over tender documents, Westinghouse Electric Company said. This was related to the awarding of a R4-billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary.
Sep 05, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has been successful in obtaining an order in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court in South Africa obliging Eskom to produce within five calendar days all relevant documents leading up to and forming the...
Sep 05, 2014
Proponents of concentrated solar power (CSP) claim that CSP is the only renewable technology that is able to store energy. It has been claimed that CSP, combined with thermal energy storage (TES), enables CSP power stations to supply electricity even when the sun is...
Sep 05, 2014
Following the establishment of its engineering centre in Glasgow earlier this year, engineering and project services company Clough, which is a subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, on Friday, announced the acquisition of a privately-owned Scotland-based engineering...
Sep 05, 2014
Work on the Tokamak complex basemat slab ended August 27, 2014.
Sep 05, 2014
On August 22, trade remedy history was made – the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) informed of the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of portland cement, classifiable under tariff subheading 2523.29,...
 
 
 
 
Sep 05, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company has filed an interdict in a Johannesburg High Court to reopen the bidding process for the replacement of six steam generators at Koeberg.
Sep 05, 2014
The project entails the construction of a seventh reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.
Sep 05, 2014
The Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Teollisuuden Voima Oyj of an updated schedule for the Olkiluoto 3 European pressurised reactor project.
Sep 04, 2014
Koeberg
Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4 billion tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant, Eskom said on Thursday. Westinghouse wanted to prevent Eskom from finalising the contract and to see...
Sep 03, 2014
Koeberg
Eskom acting CEO Collin Matjila on Wednesday told MPs there had been no bias in the tender process that led to French company Areva securing the contract to replace six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant. "We believe the process was beyond reproach,"...
Sep 03, 2014
The TaunganaAfrica STEM expo kicked off on the 24th of August and saw high school girls from across rural South Africa, Zambia and South Africa came to Johannesburg to explore everything that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries have to...
Sep 02, 2014
Small, 100 MW nuclear power plants could be the answer to Africa’s electricity generation challenges, Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm said on Tuesday, stating that he believed in 100 years’ time, the world would mostly be run on nuclear power. “I believe African...
Aug 29, 2014
To bolster its argument that renewable energy is critical to combating climate change, the World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) has commissioned a series of reports that investigates the state of renewable energy in the country, focusing on how it can be...
Aug 29, 2014
GAS DEMAND For gas to play a more prominent role in the energy mix of South Africa the size and distribution network of the gas market will need to increase
Although demand for natural gas was increasing in South Africa, it accounted for only 2% of the country’s energy supply, followed by oil, with 19%, and coal providing 67%, noted South African Oil & Gas Alliance (Saoga) executive chairperson Mthozami Xiphu at this...
Aug 29, 2014
SUZANNE DANIELS You do need to get to know your boss. You don’t have to be friends, but you need to know their pressure points and what drives them
Blurb: Suzanne Daniels, senior manager in the office of the group executive, technology and commercial at Eskom, talks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about her attachment to her secretary and why it is okay to question the boss.
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2014
Australian uranium producer Paladin Energy on Thursday reported a 20% narrower net loss of $338.4-million, or $0.34 a share, for the financial year ended June 30, as sliding uranium prices impacted revenues. The Perth, Australia-based company reported a gross loss...
Aug 28, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company said on Thursday it had filed an interdict in a South African court to reopen the bidding process for a contract awarded to French rival Areva to replace six steam generators at a nuclear power plant. But South Africa's power utility...
Aug 28, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has filed a request to suspend the procurement of six replacement steam generators and associated work by Eskom to the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg. Through this proceeding,...
Aug 27, 2014
“Engineering firms need to offer master planning and integrated power supply solutions on the African continent, rather than focusing on one aspect of the energy supply chain,” said GIBB Chief Supervisor, Colin Logan. “Promoting one particular technology tends to...
Aug 22, 2014
By Tom Harris While it is undeniable that the construction of additional baseload generation capacity is required to address the country’s energy security issues, one cannot help raising this question: Why is such a strong focus being repeatedly placed on nuclear...
Aug 22, 2014
I wonder why people do not know the answers to the simplest of questions. They tell us about global warming, bird flu and other rubbish, but the fundamental questions of history go unanswered. Here are the answers. Question 1: Where did the dinosaurs come from? Just...
Aug 22, 2014
France's Areva has won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant.
Aug 22, 2014
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic...
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Each year in June, British Petroleum (BP) publishes its ‘Statistical review of world energy’, which draws on various public and official sources of data on production and consumption of fossil fuels, nuclear power, renewable electricity and liquid biofuels. While...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2014
In July, a Nuclear Designers Forum was launched. This proposal was initially formulated by the company Resonant Nuclear, of Centurion.  The company discussed the idea with Nuclear Africa and, together, we have started the Nuclear Designers Forum. It is a Web-based...
Aug 15, 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, at the end of last month. The new plant uses latest-generation...
Aug 15, 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...
Aug 13, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom will make no apologies for its unpopular load shedding measures, saying on Wednesday that the long-term sustainability of the group and the security of the national power grid remained “at the heart of everything we do”.  Noting that...
Aug 12, 2014
Although South Africa has significant biogas potential, investment in the sector was being deterred by a lack of incentive schemes to make establishing such projects more affordable, energy company Uhuru Energy managing and technical director David Sonnenberg...
 
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