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First Korean APR-1400 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

20 December 2016

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48The first Korean-designed Advanced Pressurised Reactor-1400 officially entered commercial operation on 12 December. Unit 3 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in the south east of South Korea was connected to the grid in January.

Saudi Arabia and South Korea to cooperate in nuclear regulation

Nuclear Policies

28 November 2016

NSSC-KACARE MOU - November 2016 - 48A memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting cooperation on nuclear safety regulation was recently signed between South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

KHNP and Westinghouse agree to technical cooperation

Corporate

24 October 2016

KHNP-Westinghouse - Oct 2016 - 48Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power and Westinghouse have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral technical cooperation. The companies hope their collaboration will boost their overseas revenues.

Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

New Nuclear

14 December 2016

KSTAR fusion devise - 48The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute has announced.

Key commissioning test completed at Korean unit

New Nuclear

17 November 2016

Shin Hanul 1 and 2 - 48Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed at unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea's North Gyeongsang province, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced today. The APR-1400 reactor is scheduled to start up in early 2018.

Enec and Kepco create commercial subsidiary Barakah One

Corporate

20 October 2016

ENEC-Kepco October 2016 - 48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Corporation have today signed a joint venture agreement for "long-term partnership and cooperation in the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy program". The two companies also announced establishment of Barakah One PJSC, an independent subsidiary they jointly own, which will "represent the commercial and financial interests" of the Barakah project.