ConCourt rules in favour of Eskom on Koeberg contract

Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Westinghouse to review the award of a multi-billion-rand tender by Eskom to Areva.

Westinghouse argued that the R4.3 billion tender that Eskom gave to Areva was awarded irregularly.

Eskom awarded the tender to Areva in 2014 when it needed six replacement steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town.

In 2014, Westinghouse came forward and they said the tender was awarded regularly and took the matter to High Court. The High Court didn't rule in their favour.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

They continued and went to the Supreme Court of Appeal, and that was in December last year. The Supreme Court of Appeal said they believe Eskom awarded this Eskom irregularly and therefore should be set aside.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Eskom and Areva decided to appeal, that's why we have waited until the matter was head in Constitutional Court.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Constitutional Court ruled that Eskom has been meticulous and proper in its assessment of tender bids, and should continue with the contract with Areva.

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