Energy: Areva wins Koeberg contract

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FRANCE’S Areva won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant, state utility Eskom said at the weekend. The refit is part of a programme to install up to 9 600 megawatts of new nuclear power by 2030, as Africa’s largest economy tries to overcome chronic electricity shortages and slow greenhouse gas emissions. The vast majority of South Africa’s electricity is generated from coal and the government is struggling to ensure that supply stays a step ahead of growing demand. The new generators would be installed in 2018, Eskom said. Koeberg is the only nuclear power station in Africa. – Reuters


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