Helping SA companies forge partnerships with foreign nuclear vendors
The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wish to send missions in the next few months to the US and China in to enable South African companies to be exposed to foreign nuclear power plant vendors and forge ties with them.
An invite has been extended by NIASA and the DTI to support and participate in the missions. “It is important for companies to support these missions, especially the big SA companies as this would help them in their preparation for localisation,” NIASA says.
The purpose of the industry missions is to expose SA companies to the capabilities of Nuclear Power Plant vendors and their supply chains. “This helps local companies to appreciate the challenges of localisation for the SA nuclear build program and provides an opportunity for them to explore partnerships with foreign companies for possible technology and know-how transfer and even exports.”
NIASA and the DTI want to have industry missions this year to the US and another to China on 24 June – 3 July 2013 and 7-16 October 2013 respectively. The Nuclear Power Plant vendors that will be visited during the missions are Westinghouse and GE (in the US), and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) in China.
South African companies have undertaken nuclear industry missions through the NIASA and the DTI collaboration since end of 2011 to France, South Korea, Japan and Russia.
The DTI wants an indication beforehand of companies’ commitment to support and participate in the missions.
If your company will support the missions please contact Ayanda Myoli,
Chief Executive Officer, NIASA, on 27 12 305 5122; email: email@example.com before Friday next week. 3 May 2013.
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