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Ghana to announce winner for its first nuclear project soon

Ghana plans to finalise the selection process of a company to implement its first nuclear power plant by December, with contenders including France’s EDF, USA’s NuScale Power and Regnum Technology Group, China National Nuclear Corporation, South Korea’s Kepco, and Russia’s ROSATOM.

The decision, expected to be approved by the Cabinet, may involve single or partnership arrangements, Robert Sogbadji, deputy director for power in charge of nuclear and alternative energy, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Ghana’s nuclear aspirations, initiated in the 1960s and revived in 2006, aim to address electricity deficits, aligning with similar efforts across Africa.

The government has shortlisted five nations out of 16 initial responses.

Ghana aims to integrate 1,000 MW of nuclear power by 2034, augmenting its current capacity of 5,454 MW.

This move is expected to support industrialisation and energy exports through the West Africa Power Pool, with a preferred “build, own, operate and transfer” model emphasising local equity participation.

 

 

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