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Saudi Arabia teams up with Korea on SMART

New Nuclear

04 March 2015

Park-Salaman - March 2015 48At least two South Korean-designed SMART reactors could be built in Saudi Arabia following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries yesterday. Korea and Saudi are to jointly promote the reactor in the global market.

Grid connection for South Korean reactor

New Nuclear

26 February 2015

Shin Wolsong 1 and 2 - 48The second unit of the Shin Wolsong plant was connected to the power grid today following the successful completion of commissioning tests, plant owner Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced.

Activists hack KHNP's computer systems

Corporate

22 December 2014

Anti-nuclear activists have launched a cyber attack on Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), releasing employee information and various technical documents.

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

Regulation and Safety

27 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while discussions continued on renewing its licence.

Wolsong 1 awaits decision

Regulation and Safety

16 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's Wolsong 1 power reactor continues to await permission to restart. The refurbished and uprated unit has laid dormant for two years while discussions continue on renewing its licence.

South Korea increases nuclear liability

Nuclear Policies

12 December 2014

South Korea's nuclear power operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power will need to take out over $2 billion-worth of insurance after nuclear regulators announced a ten-fold increase in the liability limit in the event of a nuclear accident.