Energy and petroleum PS Eng.Joseph Njoroge officialy opens the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi.
Stakeholder representatives of the Kenya nuclear power programme and international experts from IAEA pose for a group photo during the launch of INIR Mission.
PS ENG. Joseph Njoroge and Ann Starz from IAEA respond to questions filled by the press during a joint press conference
A basic representation of a pressurized water reactor. It is among the technologies that Kenya will be researching on during the feasibility studies
Seated: (l) Mr. Ochilo Ayacko Executive Chairman, KNEB, (r) Senior Vice President for China General Nuclear Power Corporation
Standing: (l-r) Hon. Arthur Papa Odera, Hon. James Lomenen, Hon. Ruth Gathogo, Mr. John Omenge (Chief Geologist, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum)
KENYA SIGNS NUCLEAR POWER PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH CHINA
Kenya’s plans for nuclear electricity generation by 2025 have received a boost following the signing of a partnership agreement with China. The memorandum of understanding signed between the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board and the China General Nuclear Power Corporation will enable Kenya obtain expertise from China by way of training and skills development, technical support in areas such as site selection for Kenya’s nuclear power plants and feasibility studies including safety analysis and environmental impact assessment. In addition, Kenya will obtain firsthand knowledge of China’s nuclear power technology.
“This is an important partnership on the road to the realization of our nuclear power programme,” said KNEB Chairman Mr. Ochilo Ayacko.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong Province, southern China.