South Africa's state-owned utility Eskom has awarded a contract for replacement of the steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power plant to AREVA NP.
Under the contract, AREVA will manufacture, supply and install six new steam generators for the Koeberg. Eskom says installation is scheduled for 2018.
The Koeberg nuclear power plant comprises two 965MW pressurized water reactors, which began operation in 1984 and 1985. Both units still utilise the original steam generators.
The South African government launched a tender in July 2012 for replacement of the steam generators as part of its ongoing maintenance and refurbishment plans.
Photo: Koeberg nuclear plant