More nuclear meetings to be held

2014-10-24 16:40

Meetings with nuclear experts from various countries will be held soon, following one with Russia this week, says the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation.

“The meeting with Russia was held this week. This follows an announcement from the government last week that vendor parade workshops would be held. The first of these was with Russia,” executive Xolisa Mabhongo said today.

“The purpose of the meeting was for Russian experts to talk to South African experts and explain what Russia has to offer.

“In November, there could be meetings with other countries like France, China and Japan.”

Mabhongo denied reports that the meeting was a “secret”.

“It was not a secret meeting, it was just a normal meeting,” he said.

“But the meeting did deal with confidential information. These countries are competitors, therefore we cannot disclose what was discussed.”

Beeld reported today that the meeting was held at the Champagne Sports Report and included officials from Russia’s atomic energy agency Rosatom.

Department of energy deputy director-general Zizamele Mbambo said on Sunday that the government was making progress in its meetings with prospective nuclear vendors.

He said parallel to the meetings and signing of agreements the department planned to hold vendor parade workshops with all the vendor countries that were ready and had accepted the invitation to participate.

“The vendor parade workshops entail vendor countries presenting their nuclear technology offerings. The platform is created for vendor countries to showcase and demonstrate their capabilities on how, if chosen, they plan to meet South Africa’s needs,” he said.

Mbambo said at the time that the first workshop was expected to be held before the end of October, starting with the Russian federation.

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