Westinghouse inks nuclear fuel development deal with South Africa

Westinghouse announced this week it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the South African Nuclear Energy Corp. to cooperate on developing local fabrication capabilities for nuclear fuel components.

According to a Westinghouse press release, the industrial growth forecast in South Africa is backed by an ambitious government development plan under which the development of clean energy sources, including nuclear power, will become vital. The nuclear fuel localization move will increase South Africa’s energy security as well as its local energy production competency.

Westinghouse has been active in the South African nuclear sector since the 1990s, primarily through the development of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

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