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South Korea's Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Lee Chang-yang, during a three-day visit to the Czech Republic, sought to promote Korea’s nuclear expertise hoping to win a new NPP project, his office said. South Korea is bidding for the project to build an additional reactor at the Dukovany NPP. During a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Jozef Sikela. Lee stressed the advanced nuclear power technologies and management prowess South Korea had proved in constructing four units at the Barakah NPP in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after it won the contract in 2009.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-korea-pushes-for-nuclear-exports-9818948

Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) promising comprehensive cooperation for the introduction of new NPPs in Kazakhstan during a visit to Seoul by a Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Energy Minister Zhandos Nurmaganbetov. The MOU will "help strengthen the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and South Korea in the field of nuclear energy development," the Kazakh Energy Ministry said.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-signs-mou-with-khnp-9815921

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

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazakh,-Korean-companies-to-cooperate-in-nuclear-p

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) independent nuclear regulator, has issued the operating licence for unit 3 of the Barakah NPP to Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) subsidiary, responsible for operation of the plant. The operating licence, with an estimated duration of 60 years, authorises Nawah to commission and operate Barakah 3.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoperating-licence-issued-for-unit-3-of-barakah-npp-9785387

Unit granted operating licence by regulator Barakah, in the Al Dhafra region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is one of the largest nuclear energy new-build projects in the world. Courtesy Enec. United Arab Emirates nuclear operator Nawah Energy Company has begun fuel loading at Unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power station near Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, a statement by owner Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said.

Last week, Barakah-3 received an operating licence from the UAE nuclear regulatory authority which also meant fuel loading was given the go-ahead.

Barakah, in the Al Dhafra region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is one of the largest nuclear energy new-build projects in the world, with four APR-1400 units supplied by South Korea. Construction began in 2012 and the project as a whole is now more than 96% complete.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/operators-begin-fuel-loading-at-barakah-3-apr-1400-plant-6-1-2022

The CEOs of two Korean state-run energy firms held separate meetings with their counterpart at US-based Westinghouse Electric Company over joint cooperation in overseas nuclear energy projects, according to Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco) and its subsidiary Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP).

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskepco-and-khnp-to-cooperate-with-westinghouse-in-overseas-nuclear-ventures-9775677

Unit 1 of South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP was connected to the grid on 9 June, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 pressurised water reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later in 2022, several years later than originally planned.

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoreas-shin-hanul-1-connected-to-the-grid-9772299

Nuclear companies announce agreement to workk together The agreement was signed by Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il (second left) and Westinghouse chief executive officer Patrick Fragman (second from right). Courtesy Kepco. State utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has agreed with US nuclear company Westinghouse to explore ways to cooperate on international nuclear power generation markets, with South Korea saying it plans to export 10 nuclear power plants by 2030.

Kepco, its subsidiary Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), which operates the country’s nuclear fleet, and Westinghouse aim to set up a joint working group to draw up detailed plans.

The agreement was signed in Seoul by Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il and Patrick Fragman, chief executive officer of Westinghouse.

Kepco said the aim is to “develop a cooperative model for joint entry in the overseas large nuclear power plant market and expand cooperation to various other fields”.

Mr Fragman also visited the Shin-Kori nuclear power stations – where four units are in operation and two under construction – to see “the operational and construction capabilities of Korean-style nuclear power plants”, Kepco said.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-and-kepco-aim-for-joint-entry-into-large-scale-reactor-markets-6-5-2022

KHNP hails ‘technological independence’ as president remains bullish on need for new reactors Shin-Hanul-1 supplied power to the grid for the first time on 9 June. Courtesy IAEA. Unit 1 of the Shin-Hanul nuclear power station in South Korea has been connected to the grid and is set to become the 25th commercial nuclear power plant in operation in the east Asian nation.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said the unit – the first of two South Korea-designed 1,340-MW APR-1400 reactors at the site, 330km from Seoul in the southeast of the country – supplied power to the grid for the first time on the morning of the 9 June.

KHNP said it expects Shin-Hanul-1 to generate about 700,000 kWh of electricity per hour during a test period before full commercial operation. This is expected to contribute to electricity supply during summer, it said.

Construction of Shin-Hanul-1 began in July 2012 and it reached first criticality in May. Construction of the identical Shin-Hanul-2 began in June 2013.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/unit-1-at-shin-hanul-nuclear-station-connected-to-grid-6-5-2022

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 (KHNP) announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-reactor-starts-supplying-electricity