Latest articles on Koeberg

Eskom secretive about its study into seismic activity and Koeberg nuclear station

Extending the life of an aging nuclear plant, which generates only a small portion of South Africa’s electricity, in an earthquake fault zone is not worth the risk

Cape quakes no concern for Koeberg

Last week’s tremor has anti-nuclear campaigners questioning the safety of Koeberg, although the nuclear facility said the plant is designed to sustain a magnitude-seven earthquake

Koeberg could power on to 2044

After three decades’ use, South Africa’s only nuclear power plant could see its lifespan extended by 20 years — despite objections

Gordhan: Radioactive leaks at Koeberg were ‘negligible’

The amounts of radioactivity released in 2014 and 2015 were 'negligible' and it was not necessary to notify the public, Gordhan said.

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?

Eskom burning through diesel again

The power utility's use of open cycle gas turbines has spiked in recent months, with fuel spend on these peaking power stations soaring almost 30 fold

The Koeberg contract and the letter that has caused Eskom’s latest troubles

A note by the nuclear station’s manager appears to contradict what the power company claims in its legal fight over awarding a Koeberg contract.

Fallout from nuclear tender meltdown

Eskom’s "irrational and unlawful" nuclear tender process means it will have to reconsider the issue yet again

Part of Koeberg power station to shut down

Koeberg power station will be shutting down for three months on Tuesday for maintenance, adding more impact to the shortage of power.

Losing the battle to win the war

Eskom has finally given Westinghouse most of the documents relating to the nuclear tender

Was R4bn nuke tender hijacked?

Westinghouse, the loser in a R4.1-billion tender to revamp Koeberg, claims some Eskom executives drove a revamp contract towards rival firm Areva.

Westinghouse goes to court over Koeberg tender documents

Westinghouse Electric SA is aiming to get access to documents that made Eskom decide to award French company Areva to replace its steam generators.

New Eskom CEO Matona is ‘weak’, say ex-colleagues

The embattled parastatal needs a fighter at its helm, critics say

Nuke tender loser takes on Eskom

Westinghouse is demanding a review of the utility’s decision on Koeberg contract

Koeberg electric fault leaves Eskom on tight margin

Eskom's energy margin has been extremely tight after 900MW was lost from the grid after a fault at Koeberg.

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