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South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

Five Korean organisations have signed agreements on commercialisation of supercritical CO2 power generation technology through which they intend to establish and demonstrate a test facility and infrastructure, and to develop the technology for a supercritical CO2 power generation system for small modular reactor-based power generation.

Corporate 26 September 2022


Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

Draft Korean energy policy reflects expansion of nuclear

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has released a draft long-term energy plan looking 15 years ahead. Under the plan, the proportion of nuclear power will grow to almost one-third of the country's total energy mix by 2030 in a move aimed at boosting energy security and meeting climate goals.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2022


Expansion of South Korean waste repository begins

Expansion of South Korean waste repository begins

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction of the second phase near-surface disposal facilities for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at Gyeongju in South Korea's North Gyeongsang province.

Waste & Recycling 31 August 2022


South Korea's SK Group invests in TerraPower

South Korea's SK Group invests in TerraPower

SK Inc and SK Innovation - both affiliates of SK Group, Korea's second-largest conglomerate - have invested USD250 million in US nuclear innovation company TerraPower. The investment by SK is part of the latest private capital fundraise, which has raised at least USD750 million of investment in TerraPower.

Corporate 16 August 2022


Agreement to bolster Korean nuclear industry

Agreement to bolster Korean nuclear industry

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Doosan Enerbility and nuclear energy equipment and materials manufacturers with the aim of revitalising the country's nuclear industry.

Nuclear Policies 11 August 2022


Shin Hanul 1 in test operation

Shin Hanul 1 in test operation

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant entered test operation on 15 July, South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced. The unit - the first of four APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in September.

New Nuclear 19 July 2022


South Korea aims to resume reactor construction by 2024

South Korea aims to resume reactor construction by 2024

South Korea's new President Yoon Suk-yeol has encouraged a speedy restoration of the country's "nuclear power plant ecosystem" - after Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang set out plans, including the aim for work on the Shin Hanul 3 and 4 reactors to resume as early as 2024.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2022


New energy policy reverses Korea's nuclear phase-out

New energy policy reverses Korea's nuclear phase-out

South Korea's government has laid out a new energy policy which aims to maintain nuclear's share of the country's energy mix at a minimum of 30% by 2030. It also calls for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant to resume after design work was suspended in 2017 due to uncertainties about government policy on the construction of new reactors.

Nuclear Policies 05 July 2022


Kazakh, Korean companies to cooperate in nuclear power projects

Kazakh, Korean companies to cooperate in nuclear power projects

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants - a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund - to cooperate on the introduction of nuclear power in Kazakhstan.

New Nuclear 29 June 2022


Korean reactor starts supplying electricity

Korean reactor starts supplying electricity

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea was connected to the electricity grid for the first time on 9 June, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 10 June 2022