Rosatom to promote its nuclear technology and other related products and services in SA

During the course of the ongoing 5th BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, Loyiso Langeni - Russian firm Rosatom's overseas press secretary in South Africa - said that Rosatom intends promoting its nuclear technology, along with other related products and services, in the country.

According to Langeni, the ongoing Summit of the BRICS member countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - will provide Rosatom the platform to interact with the leading stakeholders on global politics, as well as share details about the company's proficiency, products and services in the nuclear technology arena.

With Rosatom - which operates in more than 40 countries in 5 continents, and accounts for 17 percent of the world's nuclear fuel market - already having opened a marketing office in Sandton, Johannesburg, last year, the company said during the Summit that South Africa apparently has plans underway to increase its energy security through nuclear power plants and a number of other sources.

Highlighting the fact that the package offered by Rosatom ensures localization of works within a nuclear power plant construction project, Alexander Kirillov - the company's head of marketing office in South Africa - said: "Localisation will at the initial stage of the project be at 30% of production which will eventually peak at 65%."

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