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Nov 24, 2014
Updated 2 hours 17 minutes ago 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
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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...
Nov 07, 2014
Emerson Industrial Automation is a leading global technology provider, offering the trusted and innovative brands in power generation, electrical protection, power quality, power transmission, fluid automation, materials joining, precision cleaning and machine...
Nov 07, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
In what is now the fourth such agreement, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed an ‘Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation’ on Friday with China’s National Energy Administration director Wu Xinxiong. Similar agreements have been signed...
Nov 06, 2014
Koeberg
Westinghouse Electric Company has filed an application to the High Court of South Africa, charging power utility Eskom with contempt of court, owing to what it said was the utility’s failure to deliver documentation, as ordered by the court, to Westinghouse within...
Nov 06, 2014
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has won a prestigious award in the category ‘Innovation through technology’, at the National Business Awards 2014 event held on 05 November 2014 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The event, also known as the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 06, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has filed an application to the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Local Division) in Johannesburg, charging Eskom with contempt of court due to the utility’s failure to supply documentation as ordered by the...
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
Shell LNG business development manager John Shoobridge
Energy multinational Shell says South Africa would be able to recoup the capital costs associated with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal within three to four years by using the gas to replace diesel at Eskom’s open-cycle gas-turbines (OCGT) in the Western...
Nov 04, 2014
Medupi power station
State-owned power utility Eskom is in very real danger of a ratings downgrade, with the energy system on knife-edge at the moment, warns Professor Anton Eberhard, a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC). South Africa has been plunged into an energy crisis,...
Nov 03, 2014
Dr Rob Adam
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff will retire from the position at the end of 2015, after which he will serve as a strategic adviser to the project until...
Nov 03, 2014
The Potchefstroom campus of the North West University (NWU) is hosting, from Monday to Thursday, 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...
Nov 03, 2014
Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5 000 pages of work by 800 scientists...
Oct 31, 2014
Rosatom VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov
Russian nuclear energy group Rosatom confirmed on Friday that it had canvassed funding options with South African government officials during a recent “nuclear vendor parade workshop” held in the Drakensberg on October 23. The company said the options discussed were...
Oct 31, 2014
The transmission unit of South African electricity utility Eskom has completed a strategic grid study for the period to 2040. The study signals major shifts in future generation and demand patterns that will have implications for the domestic network and future...
Oct 31, 2014
The Unit 1 boiler at Kusile has been put on electrical barring, following the switching on of the barring gear motor on October 26.
 
 
 
 
Oct 30, 2014
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) group corporate services executive Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo stressed on Thursday that South Africa currently had only one Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, the IRP 2010, and that the IRP Update...
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
Schneider Electric was the first and is the only Uninterruptible Power Supply company in Europe which have provided completely qualified and dedicated Gutor technology in accordance with the American quality standard NQA-1 (Nuclear Quality Assurance). The...
Oct 29, 2014
TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canadian uranium producer Cameco on Wednesday reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter results to shareholders, as labour and operational issues at two of its significant mines impacted on output and prompted the company's TSX-listed...
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
Koeberg power station
State-owned Eskom on Monday said it has fully complied with the September 5 South Gauteng High Court order demanding the power utility provide Westinghouse Electric Company with all the documents relating to the tender for the replacement of steam generators at the...
Oct 24, 2014
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The Department of Energy (DoE) reported on Thursday night that it had concluded its first “nuclear vendor parade workshop” with a delegation from the Russian Federation and that further meetings were planned with vendor countries such as France, China, South Korea,...
Oct 24, 2014
The outcry over the Department of Energy’s agreement with Rosatom was more about a perceived breach of process than about nuclear energy as a technology. But the opponents to nuclear are gearing up for stout resistance, which is likely to only truly come to the fore...
Oct 24, 2014
The Medupi power station has received the Pressure Equipment Regulation Certificate of Registration for Unit 6 – the first Medupi boiler set to be connected to the national electricity grid.
Oct 24, 2014
SABINE DALL’OMO You will be challenged regardless of gender, especially in South Africa, where having a woman at the helm of an organisation is not that unusual
Sabine Dall'Omo, Siemens South Africa CEO, talks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about her career and moving to South Africa for love. For the first time in 150 years, there is a woman at the helm of Siemens South Africa – German-born Sabine Dall'Omo, who has...
 
 
 
 
Oct 23, 2014
Turning away from nuclear energy and less use of fossil fuels – countries such as Germany are adding more speed to the energy turnaround. However, not only is there a lack of sufficiently developed power grids, but also of energy storage systems. New grids need to be...
Oct 20, 2014
Buyisiwe Sondezi has become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in the experimental Physics of highly correlated matter. Dr Sondezi, a Physics lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, was awarded a PhD for her research on quantum criticality...
Oct 20, 2014
In a bid to progress its contentious nuclear build programme and increase the contribution of nuclear energy to the country’s overall energy mix, government reiterates it is in talks with various prospective nuclear vendors over nuclear technologies that could...
Oct 20, 2014
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, Necsa, welcomes the Government’s current work aimed at expediting the nuclear new build programme. The signing of Intergovernmental Agreements with various vendor countries marks an important step towards implementation...
Oct 17, 2014
GRI Renewable Industries is investing in a R300-million wind-tower factory
The Western Cape government’s GreenCape sector development agency is finalising work on an application to have the Atlantis industrial area designated as a green-technology (greentech) special economic zone (SEZ). Atlantis SEZ project executive Mike Mulcahy tells...
 
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