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Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

The loading of all 241 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has been completed, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in mid-2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 15 October 2021


Doosan to assess manufacturability of Xe-100

Doosan to assess manufacturability of Xe-100

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed an engineering service contract with X-energy of the USA for studies into the manufacture of major components for the Xe-100 small modular reactor. The South Korean company said participating in the project will help it to diversify its own SMR business.

New Nuclear 01 September 2021


New transport casks delivered to KHNP

New transport casks delivered to KHNP

Orano USA has delivered its first TN-LC used fuel cask to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It will be used to move used fuel between KHNP's nuclear power plant sites as well as internationally.

Corporate 25 August 2021


Doosan awarded second Chinese IAPS contract

Doosan awarded second Chinese IAPS contract

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been contracted by China Techenergy Company to supply an Industrial Anti-seismic Protection System for units 7 and 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province. Earlier this year, CTEC - a subsidiary of China General Nuclear - awarded the South Korean company a contract for the IAPS systems for units 3 and 4 at the Xudabao plant in Liaoning province.

Corporate 11 August 2021


Second Korean investment in a week for NuScale SMR

Second Korean investment in a week for NuScale SMR

Samsung C&T Corporation has committed to making an equity investment in NuScale to support deployment of its small modular reactor and is developing a business collaboration agreement with NuScale's engineering, construction and procurement partner Fluor Corporation. The announcement comes days after Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction increased its investment to support deployment of NuScale's SMR.

Corporate 23 July 2021


Doosan makes additional investment in NuScale

Doosan makes additional investment in NuScale

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has agreed to make an additional USD60 million investment in NuScale Power to continue to support deployment of its small modular reactor. Including the latest investment, DHIC and its financial investors have invested more than USD100 million in NuScale. DHIC and NuScale have also agreed to expand cooperation to the field of hydrogen production and desalination using SMRs.

New Nuclear 20 July 2021


Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has today begun loading fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at its Shin Hanul nuclear power plant, days after being granted an operating licence for the reactor. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in March 2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 14 July 2021


Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has given its conditional approval for the start-up of unit 1 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's Shin Hanul nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Safety and Security Committee has called for additional safety measures at the unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 12 July 2021


Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries have announced plans to work together on the development of a molten salt reactor for marine propulsion and floating nuclear power plants. Samsung Heavy Industries is also carrying out R&D into using ammonia and hydrogen to power ships in efforts to find alternative, low-emission propulsion options.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


KHNP applies to dismantle Kori 1

KHNP applies to dismantle Kori 1

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has applied to the Nuclear Safety & Security Commission for approval to dismantle unit 1 of the Kori nuclear power plant near Busan. The unit was permanently shut down in June 2017, becoming the first South Korean reactor to enter decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2021