South Africa’s national power utility, Eksom, plans to replace six steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station at Western Cape during 2016/17 and requires suppliers to fulfil the objective.

The company has issued an expression of interest tender for the replacement project for the 1800 MW plant is part of the maintenance and refurbishment plans for the country’s sole nuclear power station.

Koeberg nuclear power station
Eskom has issued the tender in order to identify suppliers with the capacity to design, manufacture and install sets of three steam generators in the power station’s two units, Industrial Info reports.

The deadline for expressions of interest is August 3, and Eskom is looking to issue design and manufacture tenders in August and award the project contract in early 2013, dependent on contract negotiations.

The total cost of the project will depend on the commercial process now ongoing, according to Eskom, which will host a workshop during the tender process to facilitate the interaction of local companies interested in entering the nuclear sector and potential Eskom supplier who meet the project’s criteria.

Efforts will be made to facilitate localization and skills transfer and allow suppliers to understand the scope of the replacement project.

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