SA ready for nuclear, say energy companies
EYE ON ENERGY: Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. SOUTH Africa is "ready" to develop nuclear energy, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) forum held being held in St Petersburg, Russia, heard on Wednesday. IAEA deputy director-general for nuclear energy Alexander Bychkov said he believed South Africa was "fully capable" of implementing a nuclear programme.
Luc Oursel, CEO of French nuclear energy multinational Avera, said his company and many others in the industry globally would be interested in working with South Africa. "South Africa is seen as a country (which) nuclear energy companies can develop long-term relationships with.
Areva is awaiting a plan from South Africa. We want to know how we can play a role in the programme they develop.
Energy officials in South Africa’s government have expressed a commitment to developing nuclear energy, amid scepticism about the cost of the venture.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business Day