South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator has confirmed it has received licence applications to build two new nuclear reactors in South Africa…one in the Eastern Cape at Thyspunt near St Francis Bay and the other in the Western Cape near Duynefontein just north of Melkbosstrand at the Koeberg power station site.
“Eskom group executive for generation Matshela Koko told Engineering News Online that the NNR had indicated that about 24 months would be needed to consider the NISL applications. “The NNR will initiate a review of the application to determine level of compliance with relevant regulations and whether it should be accepted for further technical assessment and public comment. It will assess the suitability and acceptability of the Thyspunt and Duynefontein sites as suitable sites to accommodate a nuclear installation in accordance with the NNRs requirements” [Mining Weekly]
Now you know.