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At African Utility Week, the Smart Utilities division of Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom highlighted its Smart Water offer.
Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom, has signed its first energy contract in South Africa for a hydro scheme in Mpumalanga.
As the ANC elective conference draws close, society is on high alert that the president and energy minister will sign a nuclear deal with the Russians, says Matthew le Cordeur.
Russia’s nuclear agenda in Africa has been under the spotlight this week, after Rosatom announced the launch of a major wind energy subsidiary.
Nuclear energy leaders have regrouped to discuss the way forward after a court case cancelled the start of the 9.6 GW new build procurement programme last month.
Rosatom has acknowledged Eskom’s decision to terminate its request for information, and says last week's court ruling had no direct relation to it.
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the SA government over recent days? Frans Cronje, scenario planner at the Institute for Race Relations, provides two explanations for the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
Eskom says 27 companies have stated they intend to provide a response to the Request for Information it issued for the proposed Nuclear New Build Programme.
French power utility EDF has announced it intends to submit a response to Eskom’s Request for Information for the 9.6 GW nuclear new build procurement programme.
Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has submitted a bid for a nuclear power project in South Africa, TASS news agency has cited the company's general director as saying.
South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion programme formed part of wide-ranging talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the Brics Summit.
Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals.
Russia has confirmed "extremely high" levels of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country, confirming European reports about the contamination.
Russia confirms radioactive pollution exceeded norm by 986 times
Despite Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's concerns that the canning of the nuclear deal may have damaged relations with Russia, state nuclear firm Rosatom says this has not influenced its operations in SA.
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and South Africa’s stalled nuclear procurement programme will feature prominently at the African Utility Week in Cape Town this week.
While Eskom is set on having a nuclear power station operational by 2025, the issue of financing a major infrastructure project has been top of mind.
Costly delays, growing complexity and new safety requirements in the wake of the triple meltdown at Fukushima are conspiring to thwart a new age of nuclear reactor construction.
Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom is joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture.
Rosatom says it has not submitted its bid for South Africa’s 9.6 GW nuclear procurement project.
South African nuclear energy bidders Russia and France have welcomed Eskom’s release of the request for information.
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