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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Eskom expects nuclear plant decision within week

[I also read a few days back that the Eskom decision may be delayed, however there certainly is some discussion going on in SA regarding new nuclear. Also note that the bids described below are for water-cooled plants and not the PBMR.]


Reuters17 September 2008 13:14
LONDON (Reuters) - South African power utility Eskom expects to choose between France's Areva and U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric to build a nuclear plant in South Africa within a week.
"They're expecting an announcement within the week," Eskom General Manager Brian Statham told Reuters in an interview at the sidelines of the FT-WEC energy conference.
Eskom has a number of potential locations for the power plant and the exact location of the plant will depend on the type of plant chosen, Statham said.

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