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Czech power utility CEZ Group's Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a wholly owned subsidiary has received three final bids for the construction of a new unit at the Dukovany NPP. US-based Westinghouse, France’s EDF and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) submitted binding bids for Dukovany 5 and non-binding bids for the other three units. Westinghouse is proposing its AP1000, KHNP its APR1000 based in the APR1400 and EDF its EPR1200 (a smaller version of its standard EPR). These are all pressurised water reactors. Russia and China were excluded from the bidding in 2021.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
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Both countries bullish on role of reactors in drive to net zero Grant Shapps and Lee Chang-yang signed the agreement in Seoul. Courtesy South Korea ministry of trade, industry and energy. South Korea and the UK signed an agreement on Monday (10 April) to increase nuclear energy cooperation, including the possibility of South Korean businesses participating in the construction of new plants in the UK.

According to the South Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, minister Lee Chang-yang and his counterpart Grant Shapps, the UK’s secretary of state for energy security and net zero, discussed during a meeting in Seoul various ways for cooperation in the nuclear power sector, including nuclear power plant design and construction, equipment manufacturing, nuclear power plant decommissioning, nuclear fuels, and small modular reactors.

“Korea has competitiveness in design, construction and equipment manufacturing of nuclear power plants while the U.K. has strengths in the decommissioning of nuclear plants and nuclear fuels,” Lee said. “The two countries can cooperate in a mutually beneficial way.”

Seoul said South Korea and the UK will also expedite talks on Korea Electric Power Corporation’s (Kepco) potential participation in new nuclear power plant construction in the UK.

Date: Tuesday, 11 April 2023
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South Korea and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to "deepen and accelerate collaboration in the peaceful nuclear energy sector". Several memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed during a meeting between Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan.

Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2023
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