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South Africa’s power utility Eskom said unit 1 at Koeberg NPP has been synchronised to the grid after almost a year, and the longest outage in the plant’s history. During the outage, the original three steam generators were replaced by three new steam generators. Unit 2 continued to generating electricity to the grid while the work took place and will continue to do so until the start of its next outage which will see its original three steam generators also replaced. The outage at unit 2 will start as soon as unit 1 is stable and all the required commissioning tests are complete, Eskom stated Although the unit 2 outage will be similar in terms of the scope, the lessons learnt from unit 1 will reduce the time needed with compromising nuclear safety.

Date: Friday, 24 November 2023
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The pressurised water reactor was synchronised to the South African energy grid on 18 November after nearly a year offline for the replacement of the plant's three original steam generators, a prerequisite for the long-term operation of the plant.

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023
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State-owned South African power utility Eskom says unit 1 of the Koeberg NPP has achieved a significant milestone in upgrade work at the plant after mechanical work for replacement of the steam generators was completed. This is the most significant part of the complex project and Eskom is now able to proceed with other outage activities that could not be undertaken in parallel with replacement of the steam generators. Once the outage activities are completed, the reactor will be reloaded with fuel in preparation for its return to service. Commissioning operations, including the necessary tests of the new steam generators, will take place while the unit is synchronised to the grid.

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023
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South African utility Eskom has announced that unit 1 at its Koeberg nuclear power plant, which has been undergoing a long-term outage for maintenance and steam generator replacement, is now expected to return to service on 3 November. The start of similar work at Koeberg 2 has been postponed to 7 November to ensure that both units are not off line at the same time.

Date: Saturday, 19 August 2023
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The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Russia's TVEL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the manufacture of nuclear fuel and its components.

Date: Thursday, 03 August 2023
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Stratek Global hopes to produce a pilot plant of the High Temperature Modular Reactor (HTMR-100), which is derived from the South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor programme.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023
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South Africa's power system is severely constrained with a high risk of increased stages of loadshedding as the nation heads into winter, Eskom said this week. Unit 1 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant is expected to return to service in September.

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
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South African power utility Eskom has reported “a major milestone” towards completion of planned steam generator replacements at unit 1 of the Koeberg NPP. The first of the ageing steam generators has been removed from the containment building and placed in the specially-built storage building.

Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
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The first of Koeberg 1's steam generators has been removed in a project that will see all three of the South African unit's steam generators replaced in anticipation of its extended operation. The steam generators of unit 2 at the plant, near Cape Town, are also to be replaced.

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
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Measures outlined by the South African president in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) include market reforms and the appointment a Minister of Electricity to assume full responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the electricity crisis response. The government has declared a national state of disaster to respond to the ongoing crisis.

Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023
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