Fuel for Eskom's Koeberg nuclear power plant will be provided by Westinghouse Electric Company's Swedish operations.
In a statement on Monday, Westinghouse said it had been selected by Eskom Holdings to provide three reloads of fuel for the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant, north of Cape Town, from end 2011 to 2015.
"Under terms of the $30-million (about R 220-million) contract executed with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB, Westinghouse will produce fuel at its fabrication facility in Vaster?s, Sweden," the statement added.
"We are pleased to be able to continue to assist the Republic of South Africa in its ongoing and successful effort to generate the safe, clean and reliable electricity necessary to fuel continued economic growth," said Rita Bowser, regional vice president for Westinghouse Electric SA.
"We believe this agreement further demonstrates our commitment to South Africa, and we look forward to additional mutually beneficial partnerships in the years to come," she added.
Eskom generates, transports and distributes 95 percent of the electricity in South Africa and it has operated two 965MWe nuclear reactors at the Koeberg site for 25 years.
Westinghouse Electric Company is a supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world.