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The two-unit Koeberg is the only commercial nuclear power station in South Africa. US nuclear company Westinghouse is working with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and South African utility Eskom to ensure there is no impact on fuel deliveries to the Koeberg nuclear station, the company told NucNet by email.

Westinghouse was responding to news that a nuclear cooperation agreement that lapsed in December had resulted in the suspension of a licence for supplies of the fuel to the two-unit Koeberg, near Cape Town.

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said in an earlier statement that talks about a new pact were “ongoing and the parties have resolved to expedite the process”, adding that “there was no immediate crisis”.

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2023
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South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has said there is "no immediate crisis" from the expiry of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the USA. Utility Eskom is relying on the return to service of Koeberg 1 later this year to help tackle ongoing capacity constraints.

Date: Saturday, 04 February 2023
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Eskom Group Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said the company will do whatever it can to meet the daunting capacity challenges facing South Africa, even as the company's two nuclear units at Koeberg face extended outages over the next 12 months.

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022
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South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a call for public comment on the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy's draft plan to construct 2500MWe of new nuclear power by 2030 and beyond.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020
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