Koeberg prepares to keep World Cup lights on

15 March 2010

South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power station is to undergo two maintenance outages over the next month in preparation for the World Cup soccer tournament, to be held in South Africa in June. According to South African press reports, operator Eskom is planning two one-week shutdowns to allow it to carry out pre-emptive maintenance work on cooling systems at the plant. The company is committed to ensuring a reliable electricity supply as the eyes of the world turn to the month-long football fixture, which kicks off when South Africa play Mexico in Johannesburg on 11 June.