Kenya moves closer to nuclear electricity production as KNEB goes for consultants
08-11-2018 09:57:00 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 3794 | Tags:

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) invited to the final phase of developing production of Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) invited as a 'site characterization'.

The board headed by Eng Collins Juma who doubles up as the Chairman of the Institute of Engineers (IEK), has already identified potential sites for nuclear power plants in Kenya.

The consultants sought by KNEB are expected to provide information on the characterization of power plants and populate a comprehensive description of all activities during site characterization. The proposals shall be opened on November 29, 2018.

Cofek supports the exploration of nuclear electricity in Kenya but is concerned with the safety and the scanty awareness among Kenyans. The Federation has asked for a meeting hall forums in Kisumu and Mombasa. The first such a forum was conducted on December 5, 2017 in Nairobi.

The Federation plans to write at the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose headquarters are based in Vienna, to create a special forum for the development of nuclear power plants.

IAEA ministerial meeting on November 28 to 30, 2018. In other countries, such delegations include representatives of consumer bodies and other stakeholders. Kenya is projecting to start generating nuclear electricity by 2027.