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Oct 01, 2014
Dr Wolsey Barnard
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) denied on Wednesday that its had signed a deal to procure eight VVER nuclear reactors from Rosatom, of Russia, stating that the agreement signed in Vienna on September 22 merely formed part preparations for a procurement...
Sep 29, 2014
Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday launched an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High Court challenging Eskom’s decision to award a R4.3-billion contract to Areva, of France, for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg...
Sep 29, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company intends to continue pursuing its challenge of Eskom’s decision to award a tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by launching an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High...
Sep 29, 2014
With the deal between South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) and Russian-based nuclear giant Rosatom drawing controversy, the DoE has assured that the agreement was not the first by the department – and would not be the last. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson...
Sep 29, 2014
Uranium developer Toro Energy has signed a farm-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with the Australian division of global nuclear energy group Areva to explore in the Northern Territory. The agreement covers a tenement package of 2 292 km2 in the “relatively...
Sep 26, 2014
I went to Port Elizabeth for a couple of days. I had received various requests to travel to the coastal city. So, accompanied by my project coordinator, I went.
Sep 26, 2014
In South Africa, the science of physics is today caught in a situation of paradox. “For physics in South Africa, it’s the best of times and the worst of times,” asserts South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) President Prof Irvy "Igle" Gledhill. “We have tremendous...
Sep 25, 2014
European coal futures hit five-year lows on Thursday as the sector remained oversupplied, with traders saying that the market was testing support at $75/t and that a fall to levels last seen at the height of the financial crisis in 2009 was possible. API2 coal...
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Sep 22, 2014
 South Africa signed a nuclear power cooperation deal with Russia on Monday that paves the way for the building of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power based on Russian technology by 2030, both sides said. The surprise announcement from the sidelines of a International...
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
With the problems associated with the giant Medupi and Kusile power station projects capturing headlines again in early September, it was somewhat strange, even refreshing, to listen to and economist espousing the virtues of large, complex megaprojects. But political...
 
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2014
Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6, which is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year.
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 physiological functioning of organs...
Sep 12, 2014
The World Trade Organisation's (WTO's) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) informed on August 29  that it had adopted the Panel and Appellate Body (PAB) reports, which found that the People’s Republic of China’s export restrictions on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum...
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 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,...
 
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