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salient features
 
The PBMR key features of safety, size, environmental hygiene, short construction periods and cost-competitiveness translate into a strong and persuasive business case.
 
International opportunities
Only 100 PBMRs, sold into the world market in the first ten years of commercialization, would have represented 3% of the world spending on new power stations. This translated into an annual turnover to PBMR of US$3 billion. This is a feasible and conservative estimate in an ever growing global demand for energy and power.
 
South African demand
In South Africa moderate growth will result in peak electricity demand exceeding capacity if no new power stations are built. Furthermore, Eskom's older power stations reach the end of their design-life shortly after 2025. South Africa will, therefore, need to access and use all natural resources to produce the additional estimated 20 000MW of electricity that will be needed by 2025 (over and above currently installed 39 000MW). PBMR technology provides a clean and safe cost-effective option.
 
Modular extension on demand
The modular construction allows for extension according to demand which allows for cost-effective growth potential.
 
Size advantage
Because PBMR plants are much smaller than conventional power generation plant, PBMR plant can be erected closer to points of demand, facilitating distribution and lowering costs.
 
Safe and Clean
PBMR technology has passive safety systems embedded which cannot be circumvented by human intervention. PBMR technology emits no pollutants into the atmosphere. Radiation is contained and the environmental impact is much less disruptive than with traditional fossil fuel power generation plant.
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Last Updated: 6 February 2017
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