French keen to include energy-intensive South African firms as nuclear equity partners

March 13, 2016

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The French nuclear industry, led by electricity utility EDF, is gearing up in earnest to respond to South Africa’s request for proposals (RFP), which could be released before the end of March. The French President’s special envoy for the France-South Africa Nuclear Partnership, Pascal Colombani, said at the weekend that it was premature to offer precise details of the offer, which itself would be shaped by the contents of the RFP. The document could seek responses from vendors not only for a power plant or plants, but also a new research reactor and possibly even fuel-cycle and fuel-processing components.

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