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Ukraine and South Korea cement nuclear ties

Corporate

31 August 2016

KHNP-Energoatom - August 2016 - 48Energoatom and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power have agreed to cooperate in the nuclear energy sector. A memorandum of understanding - signed today in Kiev by Energoatom President Yury Nedashkovsky and KHNP President and CEO Seok Cho - aims to promote the "sustainable social and economic development" of the two countries, the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator said.

Agreement assures Korean expert support for UAE plant operations

New Nuclear

25 July 2016

Seok_Cho_M_Al_Hammadi_OSSA_(Enec)-48Nuclear experts from Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power will support operations at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant through its first decade under an Operating Support Services Agreement signed by KHNP and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.

Russia and Korea expand fast reactor research

New Nuclear

06 June 2016

NIIAR-KAERI - June 2016 - 48Russia's Research Institute of Atomic Reactors and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding on scientific and technical cooperation.

Approval for Korean repository expansion

Waste and Recycling

26 July 2016

Gyeongju repository - Phase I and II - 48Plans to more than double the current capacity of South Korea's low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Gyeongju have been approved by the government. Construction of the second phase of the facility is expected to be completed in 2019.

Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

New Nuclear

23 June 2016

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Rosatom and KAIF extend cooperation

Corporate

21 April 2016

Rosatom-KAIF MOU - 48The Korea Atomic Industrial Forum has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with Rosatom subsidiary Rosatom International Network. The agreement aims to enhance communications between the Russian and Korean nuclear power industries.