About Rosatom

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM employs 262 000 people and incorporates more than 400 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all Russian civil nuclear companies, research organisations and the world’s only nuclear-propelled icebreaker fleet. ROSATOM is the only company in the world able to offer the complete nuclear power cycle, which ranges from the nuclear fuel supply to nuclear power plant (NPP) construction and operation, and from nuclear medicine to reprocessing of spent fuel, as well as technologies for the safe storage of nuclear waste and finally the decommissioning of NPPs.

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The corporation has unique experience gained through decades of managing national nuclear power programmes and implementing large-scale projects, including the creation of the world’s first civilian nuclear power plant. ROSATOM has developed advanced enrichment technologies and nuclear power plants with VVER reactors that have proven their reliability in the course of more than 1300 reactor years of operation.

ROSATOM’s success in the international market with regards to the supply of nuclear fuel and NPP construction abroad confirm the company’s commitment to only delivering the highest quality of manufactured equipment and services.

News and Announcements

Rosatom Calls For Sustainable Energy Mix In Nigeria, W/Africa
28 November 2016

Rosatom, the Russian state atomic energy corporation which recently signed agreement with the federal government to develop nuclear training centre has called for the sustainable energy mis in the West African sub-region to address health, agricultural and electricity challenges affecting the sub-region Nigeria inclusively. Rosatom Regional Vice-President of Sub-Saharan Africa, Victor Polikarpov noted that an optimal energy mix should take into consideration the economy, security of supply and environmental impact. He noted that not many sources could bring together these three factors.Speaking at the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) held in Lagos and attended by high-profile representatives from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Italy and the UK, as well as by global energy companies, he said “Hydrocarbons are economically viable but very bad for the environment, and natural phenomena can disrupt energy generation via renewables”
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Rosatom to revolutionise Africa’s construction Industry with 3D modeling
23 November 2016

Russia’s state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, through its key engineering division ASE Group of Companies has signed a three-year agreement with Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, to allow Multi-D systems to be deployed across the African continent, where emerging countries like Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria are developing complex projects. The MoU was signed at the third International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management held at the IAEA in Vienna. The move is designed to use core capabilities to deliver greater support for customers’ innovation processes in nuclear power, as well as other segments of the energy, process and utility industry. Click here to read more

ROSATOM Took Part in UNFCCC COP22 Conference on climate change
21 November 2016

Side event of Russian Federation “Low-carbon development of Russia: challenges and opportunities” took place at UNFCCC COP22 Conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco on November 17.
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on climate changes issues Alexander Bedritsky, representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and top-managers of the leading Russian businesses including representatives from ROSATOM, RUSNANO and RUSAL discussed Russia’s policy in combating climate change and contribution of modern Russian technologies to the development of low-carbon energy sector. Click here to read more

Russia loads REMIX fuel into MIR research reactor
10 November 2016

Russia has started testing its new type of nuclear fuel, REMIX, at the MIR research reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, which is in the Ulyanovsk region. Development of REMIX (from Regenerated Mixture) fuel is part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s strategy to enable better use of recycled uranium and plutonium on an industrial scale in pressurized water reactors.
ROSATOM said on 3 November that REMIX fuel rods manufactured in July had been “immersed in the active zone” of MIR. A loop-type research reactor, MIR is designed mainly for testing fuel elements, fuel assemblies and other core components of different types of operating and promising nuclear power reactors. Click here to read more

China and Russia agreed on the strategic cooperation development in peaceful uses of atomic energy
8 November 2016

A statement of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, on the development of the strategic cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy was adopted at the meeting of the Heads of the Governments.
The document includes the declaration of the Heads of the Governments on the expansion of cooperation in the nuclear sector based on the principles of the balance of interests and mutual benefits, while its purpose being to support ROSATOM’s large-scale projects in China. Click here to read more

Rosatom transfers nuclear energy skills to Nigerians, others at St Petersburg
08 November 2016

Professionals, future and current nuclear leaders from across Africa recently gathered in St Petersburg to attend the joint conference between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Russian nuclear provider, Rosatom. The attendees met to discuss insights on nuclear power on the continent and gain an overview of the nuclear sector in the global context.
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ROSATOM celebrates science in South Africa
28 October 2016

ROSATOM’s Corporate Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s nuclear energy power provider Rosatom, held a Science Olympiad in South Africa on the 14th of October 2016. Over 360 students from nine schools across Gauteng and the Western Cape participated in the Olympiad which was aimed at celebrating and rewarding excellence in the field of science.

A series of award ceremonies and lectures took place at each of the schools the following week. Professor Alexander Nakhabov of Russia’s prestigious National Research Nuclear University (MEPhl), delivered a number of lectures which focused on nuclear education in Russia and the specificities and safety aspects of Russian nuclear technologies. Click here to read more


Groundbreaking Fast Neutron Reactor reaches full power

12 September

On August 17, unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia started operating at full power for the first time. The 800MWe BN-800 unit is fuelled by a mix of uranium and plutonium oxides which produce new fuel material as it burns. The reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Plant operator Rosenergoatom says, “We will now begin comprehensive testing of the unit at its rated capacity. This is the final stage of major preparation before the unit is ready to deliver power in commercial operation.”

The company added, “During the 15 days of comprehensive testing the unit will have to perform consistently at its rated power load in accordance with the design parameters, without deviation.” Click here to read more

Russian group is first with new-generation nuclear reactor
19 August

Russian State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom has announced that it has started operational trials with the world’s first Generation III nuclear reactor. This is the group’s VVER-1200 (AES-2006), designed and developed by its subsidiary, OKB Gidropress. It puts the Russian group ahead of its rivals in the worldwide nuclear market.

“Rosatom is the world’s largest supplier of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the global market,” highlighted NIAEP President Valery Limarenko. (NIAEP is the power engineering and construction arm of Rosatom.) “Today, we have made our position stronger. This opens new opportunities for building up our presence in the global market.” Click here to read more

Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant project, Russia
15 August

The project entails the construction of the first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNNP) – Akademik Lomonosov – with a capacity of more than 70 MW.
The plant will begin its operation in the most northern part of Russia, but can be operated anywhere in the world.

The FNPP is a mobile power unit, providing energy generation where and when it is needed.
Its construction is based on Rosatom’s icebreaker power units that operate in the Arctic, but unlike them, the unit is not self-propelled and has to be hauled on water to its destination point. Click here to read more

Rosatom Africa Contributes To The Celebration Of Mandela Day In South Africa
18 July

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Rosatom Africa contributed to the celebration of Mandela Day in South Africa, which was conducted under the motto: ‘Give your time to those in need and through your personal input make this country better.’ Together with the South African Youth Nuclear Professional Society (SAYNPS) they repaired two educational labs in Bothabelo school in one of the poorest townships of the North Western province of South Africa.

Rosatom helped renovate the labs and purchased equipment (microscopes, Benza burners, desks and chairs, test tubes, educational posters, etc.), which will be used by the students of 10-12 grades who study physics, chemistry and biology. Click here to read more

Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and Global Nuclear Fuel Sign Agreement to License and Supply TVS-K Fuel in U.S.
26 May 2015

Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A, a subsidiary of GE Hitachi) signed an agreement to work together toward the licensing, marketing and fabrication of fuel for U.S. customers operating Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs). Under the agreement, TVEL and GNF-A will form a strategic alliance with the purpose of introducing lead use assemblies (LUAs) of the Russian TVS-K fuel design in the U.S. and seeking licensing approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to supply the fuel in reload quantities.
Within the alliance GNF-A will provide U.S.-based project management, licensing, quality assurance and engineering services while TVEL will provide TVS-K design expertise, engineering support and initial fabrication of lead use assemblies. Subsequent FAs are planned to be jointly produced at GNF-A’s Wilmington N.C. facility. Click here to read more

Rosatom presented a nuclear power integrated solution for African countries at the Nuclear Africa 2016 international conference in Johannesburg (South Africa)
17 March 2016

March 16 and 17, the Nuclear Africa 2016 conference was held in Johannesburg (South Africa). The conference was attended by Dr. Helmut Engelbrecht, Chairman of the World Nuclear Association; Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General of the IAEA; Phumzile Tshelane, CEO of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa); Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa, as well as other participants. Rosatom’s delegation, which included representatives of JSC Rusatom Overseas Inc., the Central Institute for Advanced Training and Private Institution RAIN, was headed by Nikolay Drozdov, Director of the International Business Department of Rosatom State Corporation. Click here to read more

Rosatom holds a series of educational events for representatives of South African universities
March 15, 2016

The Regional Vice President of Rosatom Africa, Viktor Polikarpov, and the Rector of Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (ROSATOM-CICET), Yury Seleznev, held an educational event called Rosatom Nuclear Education Day for students and professors of the largest South African Universities (the North-West University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in the library in the Sandton district.

During the event, Yury Seleznev, Rector of ROSATOM-CICET, and Frikkie van Niekerk, Executive Director for Research and Innovation at the North-West University, signed a memorandum on cooperation in the development of professional and short-term education programs. Click here to read more

Investment in Energy Infrastructure Desperately Needed if Africa is To Unlock True Potential
18 February 2016
Speaking on the sidelines of the 2016 African Energy Indaba Forum and Exhibition, ROSATOM Regional Vice President Victor Polikarpov stated that Africa’s true potential would remain unrealised if governments across the continent did not make the necessary energy and infrastructure investments needed to drive economic growth. This sentiment was echoed in World Bank report released earlier this week that said structural reforms were needed to alleviate domestic impediments to growth and to accelerate economic diversification across the African continent. Click here to read more

Construction of nuclear power plants in S.A to continue – Zuma
18 February 2016

President Jacob Zuma recently announced that South Africa is still going ahead with the construction of nuclear power plants despite growing opposition to the project. CNBC Africa’s Aviwe Mtila spoke to a representative of the Russian bidders for the plant, Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom Sub-Saharan Africa VP for more insights around nuclear.

Rosatom’s Competitive Offer
17 February 2016
Viktor Polikarpov was interviewed by state broadcaster SABC at the African Energy Indaba this morning. He was asked to comment on South Africa’s nuclear build programme and whether Rosatom was the preferred bidder. Victor elaborated on Rosatom’s nuclear expertise and touched on what made Rosatom’s offering the most competitive.

Russia’s Rosatom: SA nuclear contract not a done deal
16 February 2016

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company Rosatom on Tuesday slammed all allegations that Russia has signed a secret and corrupt deal with President Jacob Zuma to secure a long-term nuclear deal in South Africa.

Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom’s head of sub-Saharan Africa operations, told Fin24 at the Africa Energy Indaba in Sandton that there have been no secrets as South Africa plans its nuclear build programme. He stressed that Russia did not sign a secret deal with Zuma. Click here to read more

Areva and Rosatom on nuclear costs, secrecy and the South African tender
16 February 2016

Nuclear vendor Areva, which is planning to participate in a French industry bid for South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme, indicated on Tuesday that, in the absence of an actual tender, it was not possible to offer any certainty as to the likely cost of the programme. It has been widely speculated that it could cost South Africa up to R1-trillion to build the 9 600 MW outlined in the 2010 version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which government had yet to update, despite material changes to the demand outlook and a slump in electricity sales to 2007 levels. Click here to read more

South Africa analyzes new build bids as global markets bite
27 January 2016

International vendors such as Russia’s Rosatom are stressing the social and economic benefits of a new nuclear fleet in South Africa as the power-hungry country reviews state funding plans on a weaker economic outlook and turbulent currency markets.

South Africa’s Cabinet approved last month a Request for Proposal (RFP) for some 9.6 GW of planned nuclear capacity, allowing the Department of Energy to receive formal new build proposals from the world’s major nuclear power companies. Click here to read more

Exclusive interview with Mr Viktor Polikarpov, Regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa for Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom
13 January 2016

Exclusive interview with Mr Viktor Polikarpov, Regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa for Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom.

Mr Polikarpov, thank you for your time. Let’s start with the company Rosatom. What are the accomplishments of this company that you are most proud of?

There are a number of accomplishments that we are extremely proud of at Rosatom, I have listed a couple below:
• 1st in the world in terms of the number of NPP units concurrently constructed abroad (34 orders in portfolio)
• 2nd in the world in terms of installed capacity among nuclear power companies (26,2GW)
• 2nd in the world in terms of uranium reserves and 13% of the world’s uranium mining market
• 36% of the world’s uranium enrichment market
• 17% of the world’s nuclear fuel market
• Over $100-billion global orders portfolio for the next 10 years
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Rosatom presented an nuclear power integrated solution for African countries at the Nuclear Africa 2016 international conference in Johannesburg (South Africa)
17 March 2016

March 16 and 17, the Nuclear Africa 2016 conference was held in Johannesburg (South Africa). The conference was attended by Dr. Helmut Engelbrecht, Chairman of the World Nuclear Association; Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General of the IAEA; Phumzile Tshelane, CEO of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa); Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa, as well as other participants. Rosatom’s delegation, which included representatives of JSC Rusatom Overseas Inc., the Central Institute for Advanced Training and Private Institution RAIN, was headed by Nikolay Drozdov, Director of the International Business Department of Rosatom State Corporation. Click here to read more

Rosatom holds a series of educational events for representatives of South African universities
March 15, 2016

The Regional Vice President of Rosatom Africa, Viktor Polikarpov, and the Rector of Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (ROSATOM-CICET), Yury Seleznev, held an educational event called Rosatom Nuclear Education Day for students and professors of the largest South African Universities (the North-West University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in the library in the Sandton district.

During the event, Yury Seleznev, Rector of ROSATOM-CICET, and Frikkie van Niekerk, Executive Director for Research and Innovation at the North-West University, signed a memorandum on cooperation in the development of professional and short-term education programs. Click here to read more

Investment in Energy Infrastructure Desperately Needed if Africa is To Unlock True Potential
18 February 2016
Speaking on the sidelines of the 2016 African Energy Indaba Forum and Exhibition, ROSATOM Regional Vice President Victor Polikarpov stated that Africa’s true potential would remain unrealised if governments across the continent did not make the necessary energy and infrastructure investments needed to drive economic growth. This sentiment was echoed in World Bank report released earlier this week that said structural reforms were needed to alleviate domestic impediments to growth and to accelerate economic diversification across the African continent. Click here to read more

Rosatom’s Competitive Offer
17 February 2016
Viktor Polikarpov was interviewed by state broadcaster SABC at the African Energy Indaba this morning. He was asked to comment on South Africa’s nuclear build programme and whether Rosatom was the preferred bidder. Victor elaborated on Rosatom’s nuclear expertise and touched on what made Rosatom’s offering the most competitive.

Russia’s Rosatom: SA nuclear contract not a done deal
16 February 2016

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company Rosatom on Tuesday slammed all allegations that Russia has signed a secret and corrupt deal with President Jacob Zuma to secure a long-term nuclear deal in South Africa.

Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom’s head of sub-Saharan Africa operations, told Fin24 at the Africa Energy Indaba in Sandton that there have been no secrets as South Africa plans its nuclear build programme. He stressed that Russia did not sign a secret deal with Zuma. Click here to read more

Areva and Rosatom on nuclear costs, secrecy and the South African tender
16 February 2016

Nuclear vendor Areva, which is planning to participate in a French industry bid for South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme, indicated on Tuesday that, in the absence of an actual tender, it was not possible to offer any certainty as to the likely cost of the programme. It has been widely speculated that it could cost South Africa up to R1-trillion to build the 9 600 MW outlined in the 2010 version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which government had yet to update, despite material changes to the demand outlook and a slump in electricity sales to 2007 levels. Click here to read more

South Africa analyzes new build bids as global markets bite
27 January 2016

International vendors such as Russia’s Rosatom are stressing the social and economic benefits of a new nuclear fleet in South Africa as the power-hungry country reviews state funding plans on a weaker economic outlook and turbulent currency markets.

South Africa’s Cabinet approved last month a Request for Proposal (RFP) for some 9.6 GW of planned nuclear capacity, allowing the Department of Energy to receive formal new build proposals from the world’s major nuclear power companies. Click here to read more

Exclusive interview with Mr Viktor Polikarpov, Regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa for Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom
13 January 2016

Exclusive interview with Mr Viktor Polikarpov, Regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa for Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom.

Mr Polikarpov, thank you for your time. Let’s start with the company Rosatom. What are the accomplishments of this company that you are most proud of?

There are a number of accomplishments that we are extremely proud of at Rosatom, I have listed a couple below:
• 1st in the world in terms of the number of NPP units concurrently constructed abroad (34 orders in portfolio)
• 2nd in the world in terms of installed capacity among nuclear power companies (26,2GW)
• 2nd in the world in terms of uranium reserves and 13% of the world’s uranium mining market
• 36% of the world’s uranium enrichment market
• 17% of the world’s nuclear fuel market
• Over $100-billion global orders portfolio for the next 10 years
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Nuclear power Nigeria: IAEA gives recommendations
17 November 2015

In West Africa, the Chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Erapamo Osaisai, announced on Monday that Nigeria could generate more than 1,200MW from each of four proposed nuclear power plants.
Osaisai said this while speaking with State House correspondents after he submitted a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the development of nuclear power in Nigeria to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, local media reports. Click to read more

Nuclear power “only option for SA”
17 November 2015
Global energy experts and environmental scientists recently said that in order to mitigate against climate change and make environmental preservation a priority globally, there must be a move to eliminate the burning of fossil fuels. The full range of electricity-generation sources − including nuclear power − must be deployed to replace coal and realistically meet the base-load power needs of an increasingly energy hungry world.

Scramming the nuke reactor in Russia
08 November 2015
Peeking inside the nerve centre at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant in Russia is awe-inspiring, writes Yolandi Groenewald.
Sandile Kumalo, Wits student and future nuclear mechanical engineer, has just scrammed Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 4 nuclear reactor.
Moments before, engineer Joe-Nimique Cilliers tripped the turbine. Alarm bells and flashing lights announce the end of the world in the softly lit control room, but the burly South African barely lifts an eyebrow.
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Renewables are not enough and nuclear energy solutions are ready-to-roll
02 November 2015
Global energy expert and environmental scientist, Tom Blees contends that in order to mitigate against climate change and make environmental preservation a priority globally, there must be a move to eliminate the burning of fossil fuels.
He says that the full range of electricity-generation sources − including nuclear energy power − must be deployed to replace coal and realistically meet the base-load power needs of an increasingly energy hungry world.
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South African students visit Russian nuclear plants
21 October 2015
Students and postgraduate students from South African universities, winners of the national essay competition in the area of peaceful use of nuclear technologies, together with their thesis advisers recently visited Russian nuclear enterprises.
The trip to Russia was awarded to the students who had won the first three places in national students contest, ‘Fulfilling energy needs and developing nuclear industry in South Africa’, held in early 2015 by Rosatom Africa in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering at North-West University (NWU) in South Africa.
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Nuclear Energy – Tam Tam Express
15 October 2015
Listen to Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa, Viktor Polikarpov being interviewed on SABC’s Channel Africa Radio station. The interview focused on the fact that Africa is in dire need of practical, viable and implementable solutions that will make use of the abundant resources available and harness these for the benefit of the continent.
Questions asked include;
Is nuclear power the answer for energy mix and why? What Makes ROSATOM (Russian federation national nuclear corporation) the front runner in nuclear technology? What are the many different peaceful uses of nuclear? Why is ROSATOM’s VVER best suited for South Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa urged to drop fossil fuels, according to nuclear player
23 September 2015

Last week, global nuclear player Rosatom, stressed that Sub-Saharan Africa should be transitioning away from fossil fuels, a move that has been dubbed the ‘energy revolution’. By introducing technologies such as nuclear power, countries like Ghana could boost socio-economic development, while offsetting the regions CO2 emissions.
This was highlighted by Rosatom Regional Vice-President of Sub-Saharan Africa ,Viktor Polikarpov , during the annual Powering Africa conference held in Accra, Ghana.
According to Rosatom, Ghana has implemented energy goals for 2020, which are closely aligned with the principles of the ‘energy revolution’. Click here to read more

Exchange rate may favour SA in nuclear deal – Russia
21 September 2015
During a recent visit to Russia, as a guest of the Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, Moneyweb found that the Russians believe the exchange rate may strengthen their chances to win the multibillion rand contract to build nuclear power stations for the South African government.
The Russians further believe they have made a very strong and detailed proposal to the South African government about their offering, especially with regard to localisation, which is a key requirement aimed at the development of a local nuclear industry. Click here to read more

16 September 2015
Rosatom moves to soothe SA nuclear fears
Moscow – Rosatom officials in Russia showcased their finest examples of manufacturing and nuclear energy facilities to a group of SA journalists on Tuesday, allaying fears over safety and manufacturing delays.
“I’m blown away,” Yelland said after the tour. “We’ve been given access to areas of a nuclear power station that very few people have the opportunity of visiting. We’ve been right inside the heart of the beast; inside the containment vessel where a 1 000 MW reactor will operate from. It’s really awe-inspiring.”
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16 September 2015
Nuclear a base-load powerhouse
BASE load is a term used more frequently when discussing the energy needs of SA, but it is misunderstood almost as often as it is used. So what is base-load power? It is the minimum amount of power needed by the grid effectively to run an economy; the amount of power required to meet minimum demands based on reasonable economic requirements.
Economies rely almost entirely on base-load power to operate properly. Industry cannot operate effectively, let alone grow, without a stable source of base-load power.
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09 September 2015
Why SA should welcome nuclear energy
The Country needs to have a strategic goal of using much more electricity than currently used, but to use each kilowatt-hour more efficiently than before. This is a sensible and profitable approach.
The intermediate term challenge is how to build more power producing units to generate much more electricity than at present, but in the most cost effective way possible.
South Africa needs to vastly increase its electricity production and consumption.Click here to read more

08 September 2015
SA is not at the back of a queue, says Rosatom
Russia’s atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, has disputed claims that South Africa will be at the back of a queue of reactor orders if it wins the nuclear build contract.
Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom’s vice-president of sub-Saharan Africa, told Fin24 on Monday that while the company had 17 firm orders for nuclear reactors in eight countries and are in advanced negotiations with six other countries, those would not delay its project in South Africa, should they win the contract. click here to read more

07 September 2015
Rosatom speaks out on nuclear in SA
NUCLEAR energy is gradually replacing the traditional energy sources in the energy balance of countries. The share of nuclear energy in the global energy balance is currently 11%. Based on a study published by the World Nuclear Association, the share of nuclear energy in the global energy balance will rise to 17% by 2050 to combat global warming.
This is due to the fact that nuclear technologies have reached such a level of development that they are rivaling the traditional methods of energy production based on fossil fuels. Thus, the price volatility in commodity markets today motivate countries to look for alternative energy opportunities. In addition, countries which do not possess substantial mineral resources are dependent on imports from neighbouring countries, which could prove costly and unreliable. Click here to read more.

06 September 2015
Eskom backs nuclear power
Eskom supports South Africa’s plans to build more nuclear power stations because its benefits outweighed any cost concerns, the power utility’s acting chief executive said on Friday.
In the midst of it worst electricity supply shortages, Africa’s most developed economy plans to add 9 600 megawatts of nuclear power in the next decade and a half, estimated by analysts to cost as much as $100 billion. Click here for more.

04 September 2015
WILL NUCLEAR ENERGY EASE KENYA’S POWER SHORTAGES?
Kenya is moving towards nuclear energy and the country is certain that in 20 years it will be producing the much needed power.
Joel Kamande, the secretary and chief radiation protection officer in Kenya, told CNBC Africa that the nuclear power programme was a journey of a thousand miles. He added the country needed to take the right steps towards nuclear energy alternative.
“In the next 15 years or so we will be able to realise our first nuclear power plant if everything goes well,” said Kamande. Click to read more