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Eskom Applies for Nuclear Vessel Licence

March 10, 2020

National Nuclear Regulator

Eskom has applied for a Nuclear Vessel Licence to enable a non-nuclear powered vessel to dock in Cape Town harbour for two days in September 2020.

Notification of the application was published in Government Gazette 43073.

The application was made in terms of Section 21(3) of the National Nuclear Regulator Act.

The vessel will be transporting nuclear fuel destined for Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

Representations related to health, safety and environmental issues to the Board of the National Nuclear Regulator are invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the mineral resources and energy department has confirmed that the Independent Power Producers office is ready to implement the projects as provided for in the approved Integrated Resource Plan 2019.

The statement follows the 12th Africa Energy Indaba held last week in Cape Town.

The department added that it is now working on the implementation of the plan in line with the Cabinet approved energy mix.

According to the department, the aim of the Indaba is to “discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across Africa”.

As regards the role of women and youth in the energy value chain, the department pointed out that the “gender balance campaign requires governments, as well as private and public sector companies to endorse and support the principles of equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities”.