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SNC-Lavalin wins contracts for Wolsong upgrade work

SNC-Lavalin wins contracts for Wolsong upgrade work

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has awarded Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, four contracts worth about USD22 million for multi-campaign field inspections, prolonged operation assessment and thermal-hydraulic computer code updates at Wolsung nuclear reactors in South Korea.

Corporate 05 February 2020


Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2020


Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

A revised pre-project engineering contract has been signed by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy to establish a joint entity for the commercialisation and construction of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor in Saudi Arabia.

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

A ceremony was held today to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The 1340 MWe pressurised water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023.

New Nuclear 28 November 2019


Korean, Finnish waste organisations agree cooperation

Korean, Finnish waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish waste management company Posiva to exchange technology and know-how related to the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes.

Waste & Recycling 29 October 2019


Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

South Korea and Saudi Arabia have agreed to collaborate on the commercialisation of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor. Under the agreement, they will work together to license and construct the first such unit in Saudi Arabia.

Nuclear Policies 20 September 2019


South Korea and UAE to collaborate on new nuclear opportunities

South Korea and UAE to collaborate on new nuclear opportunities

The UAE's Barakah One Company and Korea Electric Power Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects in third countries.

Corporate 11 September 2019


Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant entered commercial operation on 29 August, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced today. Unit 3 of the South Korean plant became the first APR-1400 to begin supplying electricity to the grid in January 2016.

New Nuclear 02 September 2019


Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400. The certificate states that the NRC finds the APR-1400 design fully meets US safety requirements.

Regulation & Safety 27 August 2019


Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed agreements with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation to cooperate on decommissioning nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019