2018/08/12 – The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on Monday said that 95% of the nuclear licenses it has issued are for the petroleum industry.
Its Director-General, Prof. Lawrence Dim, who made this known to reporters said that although other industries such as the beverage, breweries and paper mills also use nuclear materials, the oil and gas industry deploys nuclear materials heavily for well-logging and radioactivity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – Petroleum industry records 95% of nuclear licenses – NNRA »
2018/08/10 – Nigeria is following the right measures in its drive to acquire nuclear power, Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy corporation renowned for the construction of nuclear power plants, has said.
According to the firm, the development of Nigeria’s nuclear energy programme, which commenced about 10 years ago, has shown that the Federal Government is committed to generating electricity from nuclear sources. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Nigeria – Nigeria’s nuclear power programme receives Rosatom approval »
2018/09/25 – Ghana’s agenda to integrate nuclear power into its power generation mix is progressing steadily with the Ministry of Energy setting a target to fully activate the second phase of the project by the end of the first quarter of next year.
The first phase, which was primarily about making the decision to use nuclear power and meeting all the 19 infrastructural needs outlined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was fully addressed by the country as at April 2017. Continuer à lire … « Ghana’s nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019 »
2018/09/11 – A shortage of qualified workers in nuclear science and technology remains a significant challenge common to several African IAEA Member States. Additionally, education and training often rely on foreign educational institutions and on training provided in other regions.
With the support of the IAEA, a first-of-a-kind meeting focusing on means to address these human resource development needs in Africa, gathered Vice-Chancellors of African universities and representatives of regional bodies involved in education and training on 25-26 June 2018. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear/Africa : African Universities Meet to Prompt Human Resource Development in Nuclear Science and Technology with IAEA Support »
2018/09/09 – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to the Republic of Sudan to review its development of infrastructure for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR), which ended on 3 September, was conducted at the invitation of the Government of Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear – IAEA Reviews Sudan’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development »
2018/08/26 – Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant.
Governments across the continent are devising development policies to become middle-income countries in the medium term. Socioeconomic growth comes with a rise in energy demand—and a need for a reliable and sustainable energy supply. Continuer à lire … « Is Africa ready for nuclear energy? »
2018/07/18 – Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission team has concluded in its final report. The report from the mission – conducted in April – was submitted to the Nigerien government on 16 July.
Continuer à lire … « Niger : IAEA praises Niger’s progress on nuclear programme #Uranium »