South Africa: Any new French bid will push local content above Nuclear 1 levels, Areva chief says
16 April 2012
Creamer Media's Engineering News - 16 April 2012
The levels of local content in the French-led bid to build proposed new nuclear energy capacity in South Africa will be superior to those outlined in an earlier Nuclear 1 bid submitted to Eskom in 2008, Areva CE Luc Oursel has confirmed.
Speaking to Engineering News Online during a recent visit to South Africa, Oursel, who took over as head the French State-owned energy vendor in June last year, said work was under way to further strengthen its associations with potential South African suppliers to a programme that currently envisages the deployment of 9 600 MW of nuclear capacity by 2030.
He also confirmed earlier reports that the consortium, which would include Électricité de France (EDF), could well embrace Chinese participation.