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Eskom unaware of Westinghouse interdict

Eskom says it's not aware of the court interdict secured by Westinghouse on a tender awarded to Areva.

Eskom says it's not aware of the court interdict secured by Westinghouse on a tender awarded to Areva. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it's not yet able to comment on the court interdict secured by United States company Westinghouse, questioning the tender awarded to French company Areva for the maintenance of steam turbines at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town.

Eskom took four years to award the R4 billion tender, which retains the French multinational for the maintenance and construction of components needed to keep the turbines running.

Six steam generating units need to be replaced at the nuclear power station in 2018, but the components needed for this have not yet been built.

Eskom says it was aware that Westinghouse had sought legal counsel after it failed to win the bid, but is not aware of the interdict.

The utility's chief of procurement Matshela Koko says, "We are in discussions with them. We are aware that they are going to court, we are not aware they have an interdict."