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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
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
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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...
Dec 03, 2014
Ukraine's energy authorities said on Wednesday that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in the south-east of the country posed no danger and the plant would return to normal operations on December 5. "There is no threat ... there are no problems with...
Nov 28, 2014
Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. The fall of premier Aleqa Hammond last month in an expense scandal has muted the nationalist rhetoric that promised...
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...
Nov 24, 2014
Canadian miner Cameco Corp is not interested in signing long-term uranium sales contracts at current prices, and utilities who buy the radioactive material to power nuclear reactors are also cautious, CE Tim Gitzel said on Friday. Gitzel said despite the recent...
Nov 21, 2014
The construction of the new safe confinement project at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor 4 has passed a new landmark.
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2014
Energy group Shell confirmed on Wednesday that the company had received notification from the Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) that its applications for three exploration rights in the Karoo, which had been submitted in 2009, were being processed. But Shell South...
Nov 21, 2014
A phenomenon which I have mentioned before and which continues to worry me is the popularisation of science.  I have been involved in this for years. Some years ago, I made the largest South African TV series on local science achievements.  It was aired on SABC and...
Nov 20, 2014
DCD Mining, Energy & Industrial offers products and components for mining, rail, Petrochemical, Iron, Steel and Allied Industries, Power generation plants including coal, hydro, gas, wind, solar and nuclear. The cluster comprises of 5 business units, DCD Heavy...
Nov 20, 2014
The price of nuclear and aerospace metal hafnium has surged to an all-time high as shrinking supplies fail to catch up with demand from consuming industries, traders said. Producers had run down their existing stockpiles and any available material was being sold on a...
Nov 19, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have prioritised the resources sector as one of the key areas for shared commercial growth, following the G20 summit in Brisbane. In a joint statement this week, the two Prime Ministers...
Nov 14, 2014
Canadian uranium producer Uranium One on Friday reported a bigger adjusted net loss for the three months ended September 30, as production faltered in Kazakhstan owing to permitting issues. The Toronto-headquartered company, with a globally diversified portfolio of...
Nov 14, 2014
The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed at the weekend that further nuclear vendor-parade workshops would be held with China, France, the US and South Korea during November. The first such workshop, which was held in the Drakensberg in late October, was held with...
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
I am in Port Elizabeth, presenting a nuclear quality assurance course.  It is a course based on the ASME Code III, which is the nuclear fabrication code.  ASME is an international organisation, based in New York, in the US. Its stamp of approval is accepted...
Nov 14, 2014
The basic idea behind the creation of a nuclear network in South Africa is to prevent the country developing a mess of overlapping bilateral and multilateral cooperative agreements between institutions, as a result of ad hoc, or narrowly focused arrangements. Under...
 
 
 
 
Nov 14, 2014
The Potchefstroom campus of the North West University (NWU) recently hosted a workshop to plan the creation of a network for nuclear education, science and technology in South Africa. The creation of such a network would bring this country into line with many other...
Nov 13, 2014
An overnight report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that Australia would play a major role in meeting the world’s growing energy demands, specifically in coal and uranium. In its ‘World Energy Outlook 2014’, the IEA predicted that...
Nov 12, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane
The shortage of toolmakers in South Africa posed a serious challenge to the country’s ability to achieve the goals set out in its Industrial Policy Action Plan, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said this week. Speaking at the launch of the Tooling Centre of...
Nov 12, 2014
Econometrix MD and senior economist Rob Jeffrey said on Wednesday that the “fundamental weaknesses” of renewable-energy sources currently precluded these projects from being able to provide affordable, reliable power to the national grid. Despite emphasising that all...
Nov 12, 2014
Koeberg power station
Power utility Eskom on Tuesday said Westinghouse Electric Belgium had withdrawn its urgent High Court application, which charged the utility with contempt of court, owing to what it said was Eskom’s failure to deliver documentation, as ordered by the court, to...
 
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