"Rosatom" will help prepare nuclear professionals in South Africa
State Corporation "Rosatom", which intends to participate in the tender for the construction of nuclear power plants in South Africa, has also decided to start preparing South African experts on nuclear power.
Company "Rusatom Overseas", dedicated to the promotion of projects of "Rosatom" abroad, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the North West University of South Africa, which is the only higher education institution in the country, providing education in the field of nuclear technology.
The document provides for the development of cooperation programs, including cooperation in science and research, exchange of experts, joint seminars and training manuals. A list of specific projects will bilateral working group.
"We are delighted to have signed a memorandum with our Russian colleagues. Nuclear power is necessary and important for South Africa. Therefore, the cooperation with the" Rosatom "in the sphere of education and science is very relevant right now," —
Rector of the North-West University, Professor Herman van Schalkwyk.
"The memorandum offers great opportunities. On the one hand, it will promote the development of technical education in South Africa, on the other hand, familiarity with modern Russian technologies, joint research and developments will become fertile ground for the development of business relations" Rosatom "in South Africa,"
— CEO said "Rusatom Overseas" Djomartov Aliyev.
South Africa, which operates the only nuclear power plant in Africa "Koeberg", plans to build new reactors with a total capacity 9GV. After the visit of South African President Jacob Zuma in Sochi in May of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "Russia is ready to assist in the creation of an integrated South African nuclear industry."