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US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal cask for the storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


South Korean investment in X-energy

South Korean investment in X-energy

X-energy of the USA - developer of the Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled small modular reactor as well as TRISO advanced nuclear fuel - has announced a strategic investment of USD25 million from South Korea's DL E&C and Doosan Enerbility.

New Nuclear 17 January 2023


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Korea and UAE agree to expand nuclear cooperation

Korea and UAE agree to expand nuclear cooperation

South Korea and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to "deepen and accelerate collaboration in the peaceful nuclear energy sector". Several memorandums of understanding were signed during a meeting between Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan.

Nuclear Policies 16 January 2023


Korean nuclear suppliers team up for export drive

Korean nuclear suppliers team up for export drive

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy convened a meeting in Seoul with relevant organisations and suppliers to enhance cooperation among members of Team Korea, especially its capacity in nuclear power plant construction.

Corporate 13 January 2023


South Korea increases expected contribution of nuclear power

South Korea increases expected contribution of nuclear power

Nuclear energy will account for 34.6% of South Korea's electricity generation by 2036, compared with 27.4% in 2021, according to the latest plan finalised by the country's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Nuclear Policies 12 January 2023


Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

Samsung completes design of CMSR Power Barge

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has completed the conceptual design for the CMSR Power Barge - a floating nuclear power plant based on compact molten salt reactors - and obtained the basic certification of the design from the American Bureau of Shipping.

New Nuclear 04 January 2023


Korean nuclear reactor back online after 5-year maintenance outage

Korean nuclear reactor back online after 5-year maintenance outage

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power confirmed that Hanbit unit 4 resumed power generation at 3:40 am on 11 December, ending an outage that began in May 2017.

Regulation & Safety 13 December 2022


South Korean APR-1400 starts commercial operation

South Korean APR-1400 starts commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant has entered commercial operation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of four APR-1400 reactors at the site - has been in test operation since July.

New Nuclear 07 December 2022


Korea signs nuclear fuel MoU for Poland's MARIA research reactor

Korea signs nuclear fuel MoU for Poland's MARIA research reactor

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute plans to supply nuclear fuel for Poland’s research reactor MARIA using high-density low-enriched uranium silicide plate-shaped nuclear fuel manufacturing technology.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2022


KHNP, Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning

KHNP, Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning

A Memorandum of Understanding between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy will see the two companies cooperate in areas such as decommissioning waste and digital twins, and work together on a system to exchange technology, information and experience.
 

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2022