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First Iter plasma chamber tool ready for shipment

New Nuclear

16 May 2017

ITER SSAT ceremony - 48The first vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool for the Iter fusion reactor has passed factory acceptance tests in South Korea. The tool is by far the largest custom-designed tool for the reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in southern France.

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.

New research reactor fuel completes irradiation tests

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2017

U-Mo fuel assembly - 48A plate-type uranium-molybdenum fuel for research reactors has completed performance tests in the USA. The fuel could be used to replace highly-enriched uranium fuel, which can pose a proliferation risk.

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.