Eskom awards Areva Contract To Replace 6 Koeberg Steam Generators

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - AUGUST 18, 2014

South African power utility supplier, Eskom, announced on Friday that it had awarded the contract to replace steam generators at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station to AREVA NP Proprietary.

“Eskom’s internal approval processes for the replacement of the Koeberg Steam Generators (SGR’s) have now been completed, and the Eskom Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the contract has been awarded to AREVA NP Proprietary,” the power utility said in a statement.

“The Board is satisfied with the integrity all processes and ensured that they remained fair and in adherence to good governance. To this end, independent advisors were appointed to ensure that the principles of fairness, equity, competitiveness and transparency are adhered to.

“Based on the lead times for the manufacture of six new steam generators, Eskom is planning for installation in 2018. The 2018 installation plan is also aligned to Eskom’s maintenance activities planned for Koeberg. This timeline also ensures that all Koeberg safety issues are addressed to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.”