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Westinghouse contests S. Africa nuclear steam generator replacement contract

Westinghouse Electric Co. filed an interdict to reopen a bidding process for a contract awarded to Areva for a steam generator replacement project at a nuclear power plant in South Africa.

Earlier this month, Areva was awarded the contract to replace the generators at the 1,800-MW Koeberg nuclear power plant, South Africa’s only nuclear plant. The generators would be installed in 2018, and is part of a plan to install up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear in the country by 2030.

Westinghouse said in Reuters that it had taken the matter to the Johannesburg High Court and was requesting documents about the deal from Eskom, the company that awarded the contract to Areva. Eskom said it would provide the documents Westinghouse requested.

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