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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


UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation today, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". 

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been awarded its first contract for nuclear power instrumentation and controls in the Chinese nuclear market. The South Korean company signed a contract with China Techenergy Company on 29 March to supply an Industrial Anti-seismic Protection System for units 3 and 4 of the planned Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province.

Corporate 31 March 2021


Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Petrojet - an Egyptian petroleum sector company - is boosting cooperation with South Korean companies including Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Kepco E&C, Hyundai E&C and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to participate in Egypt's first nuclear power plant project. The El Dabaa plant is to be built by Russia's JSC Atomstroyexport as the general contractor for the project. Petrojet Chairman Waleed Lotfy signed a teaming agreement with representatives of the South Korean companies, who visited Petrojet's headquarters in Cairo on 16 March.

Corporate 17 March 2021


Kepco E&C teams up with shipbuilder for floating reactors

Kepco E&C teams up with shipbuilder for floating reactors

South Korea's Kepco Engineering & Construction Company and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the development of floating nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 06 October 2020