Posts tagged as France

Foreign loan for infrastructure upgrade

Eskom and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a R1,5-billion loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments in extending and strengthening its power transmission grid along the west coast of South Africa. This loan constitutes the first tranche of a R6,5-billion multi-tranche loan facility signed between the two institutions in March 2017. The […]

Massive co-gen engine installed

Estia, a subsidiary of Dalkia, a company which develops, builds and manages innovative, green, cost-effective energy solutions, has installed a Jenbacher cogeneration engine supplied by Clarke Energy into the underground boiler room of the Grand Nancy district heating network in the Haye Plateau, France. The installation required the use of a 40 m, 220 t […]

Ambassador celebrates company’s four decades in South Africa

EDF, a global low-carbon energy supplier, celebrated it 40th anniversary of operations in South Africa recently. The French ambassador to South Africa, Christophe Farnaud, said in his opening address that the economy must grow to provide much needed jobs, but not at the expense of the environment. Therefore, clean energy is the common denominator of […]

What is the future of nuclear power?

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 (WNISR2017) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR2017 assesses the status of new-build programmes in current nuclear countries as well as in potential newcomer countries. This is the Introduction to the report. Click here to download the […]

France’s trump card to win nuclear deal

  Fin24 reports that visiting French Minister of Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin, met his South African counterpart, Pravin Gordhan, recently. He apparently explained to Gordhan that France has the capacity to finance and bring guarantees to the financing of the nuclear project. It is understood that Sapin was asked at a press conference if […]

Eskom reveals which countries will bid for nuclear deal

  Fin24 reports that Eskom says 27 companies have indicated their intention to provide a response to the power utility’s Request for Information (RFI) for the proposed 9,6 GW nuclear new build programme. This includes four major nuclear vendors from China (SNPTC), France (EDF), Russia (Rosatom) and South Korea (Kepco). Rosatom and EDF issued statements […]

Private sector bridges the skills gap with educational partnerships

  Schneider Electric signed partnership agreements for the establishment of new French-South African Schneider Electric Education Centres (FSASEC) with the University of Johannesburg, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, College of Cape Town, and Sedibeng College, at the company’s offices in Midrand recently. Speaking at the event, South Africa’s deputy minister for higher education, Mduduzi Manana […]

French PV capacity exceeds 5 GW

  The French General Commission on Sustainable Development reports that France’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 5095 MW at the end of June 2014. The country added 195 MW in the second quarter of this year, slightly up from 192 MW in the same period of 2013. In the first six months of 2014, the […]