Eskom backs out

2017-05-04 06:01

Eskom said it has terminated its request for information (RFI) as part of the 9.6 GW nuclear energy new build procurement programme following a court ruling last week.

The Western Cape High Court ruled last Wednesday that the nuclear procurement processes to date have been declared unlawful and set aside. Eskom chief nuclear officer David Nicholls confirmed that Eskom will abide by the ruling, tweeting on Tuesday: “To put the issue to rest I want to confirm that Eskom has terminated the nuclear RFI”.

This follows a tweet from Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe last week, in which he said Eskom will be studying the ruling and “if need be, Eskom will make comments thereafter”. Judge Lee Bozalek said there was minimal public participation.

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