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South Africa starts consultations on nuclear new build

South Africa starts consultations on nuclear new build

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has issued a Request for Information to enable it to assess nuclear technologies that could be considered for a national programme to build 2500 MWe of new nuclear capacity. The programme could include conventional pressurised water reactors, small modular reactors or a blend of technologies.

New Nuclear 15 June 2020


NIASA sets out funding options for South African new build

NIASA sets out funding options for South African new build

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has outlined six potential options for financing new nuclear power plants in the country. Last week, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told a parliamentary committee he would be willing to look at innovative funding options as his department begins the process to develop 2500 MWe of new nuclear capacity.

New Nuclear 18 May 2020


South Africa announces roadmap for new build

South Africa announces roadmap for new build

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is to begin work on a roadmap for the procurement of 2500 MWe of new nuclear capacity. It will consider "all options" including small modular reactor projects led by private companies and consortia, Minister Gwede Mantashe told the country's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy on 7 May.

New Nuclear 11 May 2020


Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Electricity generation is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but scheduled refuelling and maintenance outages at nuclear power plants around the world must still go ahead. Operators are introducing risk-minimising procedures so outages that have been planned years in advance can proceed, while some are being prompted to rethink or extend scheduled outages.

Covid-19 03 April 2020


Eskom seeks interest in PBMR commercialisation

Eskom seeks interest in PBMR commercialisation

South African utility Eskom yesterday published a request for an Expression of Interest in reviving all or parts of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor project. It is seeking investors to take stakes in PBMR Ltd, the development and deployment of the reactor design, and in TRISO fuel manufacturing.

Corporate 31 January 2020


Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

The operation of the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by 20 years and a nuclear new build programme will be launched as part of South Africa's energy plans for the next decade. The plans were approved yesterday by the country's government.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of the long-term operational safety of South Africa's two-unit Koeberg nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


South African government replaces Necsa board

South African government replaces Necsa board

The South African government has replaced the entire board of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation following alleged failures in its statutory duties including legislative non-compliance, non-adherence to shareholder instructions, financial mismanagement and delays in returning the country's radioisotope manufacturing facility to full functionality.

Corporate 10 December 2018


Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan must explicitly recognise that nuclear will remain an important element of the country's energy mix, a parliamentary committee has told the country's Department of Energy.
 

Nuclear Policies 30 November 2018