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Lesedi Nuclear Services to rebranded A Lesedi

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ACTIVITIES / NUCLEAR POWER

August 14, 2008

Lesedi took on the AREVA brand at the end of July, two years after joining AREVA. This strategic position crowns the fusion of South African engineering expertise and French expertise in nuclear technology. It also sets off a consolidation process to allow AREVA’s presence in South Africa a more dominant role in the country’s nuclear power production. "Our relationship with AREVA will open many doors to a greater number of future South African nuclear engineers. It will also help to create excellent exchange platforms between South Africa and France, while aiding our country to overcome its recent electric power supply problems. We are very pleased to be part of this dynamic process," explained Lesedi Managing Director of Operations Eric McDonald.

Lesedi works in fields such as project management, design engineering, maintenance and operations, plant engineering, and technical personnel management. It provides solutions for complex turnkey projects and maintenance/operational support.

Background

Lesedi Nuclear Services was founded in the early 1980s when the nuclear plant in Koeberg was built. The purpose of Lesedi was to supply the South African civil nuclear industry with technical resources. Over time, the company sucessfully completed a large number of engineering projects in both nuclear and conventional electricity generation, notably at the Eskom nuclear plant in Koeberg.