South Africa


  • Industry: Construction
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2012/08/21

Construction Risk in New Nuclear Power Projects – Eyes Wide Open 

Reducing our carbon footprint is undoubtedly one of the greatest global challenges facing industrialised nations in the 21st century.

Limiting the output of carbon dioxide from power plants will mean replacing existing fossil fuel technologies with low-carbon technologies, and nuclear power stations are the lowest-cost alternative capable of delivering on a large enough scale.


The production and use of electric vehicles, light- and high-speed rail, and other transport systems over the next decade further drives the ever-increasing demand for low-carbon power generation. For energy specialists, there are high expectations for nuclear power to meet this growing demand.


This KPMG Global Infrastructure report focuses on the construction risks and models found in new nuclear power projects. KPMG draws on its international experience on numerous new nuclear builds, including key projects in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East, to suggest that – for the emerging nuclear renaissance to take hold – industry participants will need to understand and overcome the critical issues outlined in this report.


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Gavin Maile
Africa Automotive Director
KPMG Automotive Practice
Tel: +27 11 647 7165