South Africa starts 9,600mw nuclear procurement process


South Africa government said on Tuesday that it would start the process to procure a nuclear fleet that would generate 9,600 megawatts of power this year.
The Energy Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, told parliament that the aim was to cushion the effects of the country’s energy crunch.
“To meet its targeted nuclear generation capacity, South Africa plans to build six new nuclear power plants by 2030.
“It is to cost between 400 billion rand and 1 trillion rand (between $34 and $84 billion). We expect to present the outcome of this procurement process to cabinet by year-end,” Joemat-Pettersson told parliament.
She added that the exercise …Read More

Source:: New Mail