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Shearwater developing SMR, hydrogen project in North Wales
15th January 2021 By: Donna Slater

UK-based hybrid clean energy company Shearwater Energy is developing a wind small modular reactor (SMR) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. The project will provide 3 GW... 


Unplanned shut of Koeberg Unit 1 affects installation of new steam generators, raises load-shedding spectre
Unplanned shut of Koeberg Unit 1 affects installation of new steam generators, raises load-shedding spectre
4th January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity utility Eskom reported on Monday that Koeberg Unit 1 would be taken offline for repairs one month ahead of scheduled maintenance after an increasing leak rate was detected from one of... 


Global electricity demand to fall 2% this year, says IEA
14th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global electricity demand is projected to fall by about 2% this year – the biggest yearly decline since the mid-twentieth century and far larger than what followed the global financial crisis in... 


Loyiso Tyabashe
New group CEO announced for Necsa
4th December 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Cabinet announced on Friday that, at its Wednesday virtual meeting, it had ratified the appointment of Loyiso Tyabashe as the new group CEO for the South African Nuclear Energy... 


Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
De Ruyter calls for upscaling of power procurement plans as he questions whether coal IPP will proceed
24th November 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has again called on government to open the way for the procurement of more new electricity capacity in addition to the 11 800 MW outlined in a recently gazetted... 


Nersa sets Feb 5 deadline for written comment on proposed nuclear determination
Nersa sets Feb 5 deadline for written comment on proposed nuclear determination
23rd November 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has given stakeholders until February 5 to comment on a Section 34 determination received from Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


Rolls-Royce signs two international agreements on small modular nuclear reactors
20th November 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce recently signed, in rapid succession, two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) regarding the development and operation of small modular... 


Britain to ban new petrol cars and vans by 2030 on road to net zero emissions
18th November 2020 By: Reuters

Britain will move up a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030 and is eyeing 250 000 new jobs as part of a green industrial revolution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he tries to... 


An artist’s impression of a UKSMR power plant 
Rolls-Royce cites jobs potential if UK government enables small modular reactor fleet
12th November 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce stated on Wednesday that it expected to create 6 000 jobs in the midlands and north of England within five years, if the British... 


Fulltime member of the regulator for electricity regulation Nhlanhla Gumede
Nersa to consider nuclear-determination consultation request at upcoming meeting
10th November 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) electricity subcommittee (ELS) will consider a request for consultation on concurrence with a Section 34 Ministerial determination for the... 


Rolls-Royce signs second small modular nuclear reactor memorandum in two days
9th November 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global industrial technology group, announced on Monday that it has signed its second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in... 


Artist’s impression of a UKSMR plant 
UK and US groups partner on small modular nuclear reactors
9th November 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce and giant US private-sector electricity utility Exelon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the development and... 


Nuclear regulator confirms early talks with Eskom to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life 
26th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with State-owned national electricity utility Eskom regarding extending the operating life of the country’s only... 


University of Pretoria team come second in Brics youth energy event
22nd October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

A South African team took second place in the recent 2020 Brics Youth Energy Outlook event, hosted in Moscow. Brics is the acronym for the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa alignment and... 


Koeberg Unit 2 returns to service
21st October 2020 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station on October 21 successfully completed its twenty-fourth outage since it first started to generate electricity. The unit is synchronised onto the... 


Russian nuclear group joins UN corporate social responsibility initiative
8th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Russia’s State-owned nuclear group, Rosatom, has announced that it has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. This is the world’s biggest corporate social responsibility and sustainable... 


A general view of Framatome’s Richland plant
French nuclear group opens new facility in the US
7th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

French nuclear group Framatome has announced that it has opened its new uranium recovery facility at its nuclear fuel manufacturing site at Richland in the US state of Washington. The new facility... 


Each steam generator is 20 m in length and weighs about 380 t
Koeberg’s 20-year life extension marks steam-generator milestone
30th September 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The steam generator replacement project, which is central to Eskom’s R20-billion programme to extend the 40-year design life of the Koeberg nuclear power station by a further 20 years, marked a... 


Russian and African organisations sign nuclear energy agreement
23rd September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (Afcone) this week. The MoU, signed simultaneously in... 


Mantashe confirms consultations with nuclear power vendors and replacement of SAFARI
22nd September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has informed the 64th session of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), via a video recording, that South Africa had started consultations... 


Nuclear organisations stage public demonstration
21st September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Six organisations representing professionals in the country’s nuclear sector jointly staged a public demonstration in Pretoria on Saturday in support of nuclear technology and the expansion of the... 


Eskom expects 2021 replacement of generators at nuclear plant
10th September 2020 By: Reuters

Power utility Eskom said on Thursday it was on track to install six new steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power plant in 2021, with the first already in transit and expected to arrive in Cape... 


Rolls-Royce French unit wins Chinese nuclear contract
3rd September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has been awarded a multi-million euro contract to supply Neutron Flux Monitoring Systems to two nuclear reactors being built in China. The... 


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About 18 000 jobs were created during the peak of construction at Eskom’s Medupi power plant
Clean coal can still play meaningful role in S Africa
21st August 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Coal is relatively cheap and widely available; therefore, if it is used cleanly and efficiently, it can be a vital part of the economic development of South Africa, says the IEA Clean Coal Centre... 


Changes on the cards at CEF, Necsa
Changes on the cards at CEF, Necsa
20th August 2020

 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the restructuring and rationalisation plans for the Central Energy Fund group of companies and the South... 


Necsa chairperson David Nicholls
Necsa poised for year-long ‘rationalisation’ as it warns of R331m loss
18th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) expects to formally initiate a year-long rationalisation of the State-owned enterprise in September, while warning of a likely R331-million loss... 


South Africa’s women nuclear professionals elect new president
7th August 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Local sectoral professional organisation Women in Nuclear South Africa (Winsa) announced on Friday the election of its new president. She is radiation protection professional Tebogo Motlhabane, a... 


Peaceful use of nuclear tech underscores its value to Africa’s developmental needs
7th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The development and peaceful use of nuclear technology could further underscore its value by helping to meet Africa’s developmental needs, says African Commission on Nuclear Energy (Afcone)... 


SAFCEI encourages govt to reconsider its nuclear ambitions
7th August 2020 By: Donna Slater

According to the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), the South African government should rather shift its renewed interest in building new nuclear power generation... 


Kenya on course for $5bn nuclear plant to power industry
4th August 2020 By: Bloomberg

Kenya’s nuclear agency submitted impact studies for a $5-billion power plant, and said it’s on course to build and start operating the facility in about seven years. The government plans to expand... 


British govt announces funding to develop advanced modular nuclear reactors
24th July 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The British government announced on July 10 that it was awarding funding of £40-million for the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (AMRs) and associated technologies. This was part of... 


UK announces funding for development of advanced modular nuclear reactors
13th July 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The British government announced on Friday that it was awarding funding of £40-million for the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (AMRs) and associated technologies. This was part of... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Shift from high- to low-carbon must be systematic and just – Mantashe
9th July 2020 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, used the platform created by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Clean Energy Transitions Summit on July 9 to stress that... 


United Nations secretary-general António Guterres
Clean energy should be at ‘core’ of Covid-19 stimulus plans – Guterres
9th July 2020 By: Terence Creamer

United Nations secretary-general António Guterres appealed to governments on Thursday to place the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy at the “core” of their Covid-19 economic recovery... 


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Skills development and practical experience are critical requirements that enable youth to enter the formal job market
Academy attains artisan training certification
3rd July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The Lesedi Skills Academy received its Trade Test Centre certification from the National Artisan Moderation Body, which enables the academy to perform trade testing of mechanical artisans. 


Necsa welcomes Vilakazi's appointment as Wits vice-chancellor
29th June 2020 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation has welcomed the appointment of Professor Zeblon Vilakazi as the next vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand from January 1, 2021.... 


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