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Eskom outlines importance of nuclear power

Nuclear Policies

24 October 2016

South Africa is well-equipped to have nuclear power plants and has a nuclear safety culture, with Koeberg having operated safely for over 32 years, utility Eskom said yesterday. The performance of the Koeberg plant has also consistently been one of the strongest within the Eskom fleet, it said, adding that it is also the cheapest energy provider in South Africa's fleet.

Eskom trains operators ready for new build


10 June 2016

South African nuclear operator Eskom has launched a five-year project to train 100 nuclear plant operators to support the country's current and future nuclear needs.

South African Cabinet approves nuclear program Request for Proposal

New Nuclear

29 December 2015

South Africa's Department of Energy has received Cabinet approval to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the country's 9600 MWe nuclear new build program. The final funding model will be informed by the response of the market to the RFP and be submitted to Cabinet thereafter for final approval and implementation.

Spotlight on localization as South Africa prepares for RFP

New Nuclear

12 September 2016

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has welcomed the announcement of the start date for request for proposal (RFP) for the procurement of new nuclear power plants. It called for localization to be a key factor in the selection of a vendor through a "fair and transparent" procurement process.

Eskom submits site licence applications

New Nuclear

15 March 2016

South African utility Eskom has submitted site applications for nuclear installations at Thyspunt in the Eastern Cape and Duynefontein in the Western Cape to the country's National Nuclear Regulator (NNR).

South African court upholds Westinghouse appeal


10 December 2015

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal from Westinghouse against Eskom's 2014 award of a contract for replacement steam generators for the Koeberg nuclear plant to Areva.