Milestone for Korean reactor construction

19 May 2014

The reactor vessel of Shin Hanul unit 1 has been put into place, marking a major step in the construction of the third Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) APR1400 reactor.

Shin Hanul 1's reactor vessel is in place (Image: KHNP)

According to KHNP, the project to build two APR1400s at Shin Hanul (formerly known as Shin Ulchin) is now about 57% complete. Construction began on unit 1 in July 2012, and its steam generators are due to be installed this month, with pressuriser and reactor coolant pipes in July. Unit 2 is following a year behind, with construction starting in 2013 and its reactor vessel due to be installed in April 2015. The units are expected to enter service in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

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