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Eskom: Halting of Koeberg project won’t affect power grid

The SCA has halted a project to replace six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station.

Eskom's Koeberg Power Station. Picture: Eskom.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says a court ruling halting a project to replace six steam generators at Koeberg will not affect the power grid.

The Supreme Court of Appeal found the R5 billion tender issued to French nuclear company Areva was unlawful.

It says the utility didn't follow the required procedures when issuing the contract.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says the company intends appealing the ruling.

"We have noted some energy analysts and other people basically saying that this ruling will have implications in terms of our power supply around the country. What many are not saying is that when the steam generators at Koeberg are replaced, all the units are not switched off. It's done in a systematic way."

Meanwhile, Eskom says it doesn't expect to have any breakdowns on its power grid over the festive season while maintenance takes place.

The power utility says a Midrand substation that experienced a technical fault earlier this week has been restored, adding a further 200 megawatts to the grid.

A further 1,500 megawatts of power was added to the grid with the restoration of daily imports of power from Mozambique.

Phasiwe said, "So far, we have absolutely no problems at all. If we don't have any major breakdown on our system, then we should be able to go through this day and the rest of the holiday season without any major problems with load shedding."

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