South Korea rss

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension


24 June 2015

Wolsong - 48Unit 1 of South Korea's Wolsong nuclear power plant restarted yesterday after having been offline since November 2012 when its operating licence expired. A new licence was issued in February.

Early retirement for Kori 1


16 June 2015

Kori (KHNP) 77x48South Korea's oldest operating reactor unit will close in 2017 without a licence extension, said operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

Bruce Power, KHNP extend collaboration on Candus


29 April 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48Two Candu operators - Canada's Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) - have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend their cooperation, particularly in areas related to nuclear safety, operational performance and carrying out large projects such as refurbishment.

USA and South Korea update cooperation deal

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2015

Yun and Moniz, June 2015 (MOFA) 74x48Nuclear power cooperation between South Korea and the USA has been formalised and extended for another 20 years with the signing of their 123 agreement, which allows South Korea a little more freedom to manage nuclear fuel.

Samsung-led consortium awarded Korean construction contract

New Nuclear

04 June 2015

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48A consortium comprising South Korean construction companies Samsung C&T, Doosan and Hanhwa Construction has been awarded a contract to build units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. Both APR1400 units should be in operation by 2022.

South Korea wins revisions to nuclear treaty with USA

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2015

South Korea may one day be able to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel under a deal reached with the USA yesterday. The agreement also ensures that the USA will provide South Korea with a stable supply of fuel for its nuclear reactors.