Dresser wins Korean control valve contract

04 November 2009

Dresser Masoneilan of the USA has been named as the preferred supplier of control values for units 3 and 4 of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power's (KHNP's) Shin Kori nuclear power plant.


Shin Kori 3 & 4(1)

How Shin-Kori 3 and 4 will look (Image : KHNP)

The units are the first to be constructed using KHNP's new APR-1400 reactor design. First concrete for Shin-Kori 3 was poured in October 2008, while that for unit 4 was poured in September 2009. Commercial operation of the two reactors is set for September 2013 and September 2014, respectively.


KHNP has selected Dresser Masoneilan, a division of Houston-based Dresser Inc, to provide control valves and supply operational service and support for the estimated 60-year life of the reactors.


Last month, Flowserve was awarded a "multi-million dollar" order from KHNP for the main steam isolation valves (MSIV) and feedwater isolation valves for Shin-Kori Units 3 and 4. MSIVs are used to assist in the safe shutdown of a reactor in the unlikely event of a rupture in the plant's steam piping.