South Africa: Local firms could contribute significantly to nuclear programme

3 April 2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - April 2, 2012

South African companies would be able to supply about 40% of all services related to the planned nuclear power plants (NPPs) required to meet the targets set out in the Department of Energy's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), finance enterprise Rosatom Overseas VP Ivo Kouklik said Monday.

The IRP stipulates that South Africa's power generation mix should include 13.4% nuclear or at least 9.6 GW nuclear capacity by 2030, with the first plants to go on line in 2022/23.

“South Africa has a sufficient production base to deliver civil works and part of the mechanical and electrical components,” Kouklik told delegates at the Russian Nuclear Energy Technology and Solutions seminar, in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Russian power engineering company Atomenergomash representative Bulat Nareev added that up to 80% of power equipment for new nuclear plants in South Africa could be manufactured locally.


Categories: Energy

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