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South Korea's HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) plans to develop a small modular reactor (SMR) for use in shipping in cooperation with the UK's Core Power and the USA's Southern Company and TerraPower.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
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Kozloduy NPP subsidiary, Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild (KZNPP-NM - Kozloduy NPP Novi Mostnosti) has announced that five companies have expressed interest in building units 7&8 at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP under an EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) contract. KZNPP-NM invited expressions of interest in January with applications to be submitted by 2 February.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
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During South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol‘s state visit to the Netherlands an agreement was signed to cooperate on nuclear power, including a feasibility study by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) for the construction of a NPP in the Netherlands.

Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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Hyundai Engineering CEO Hong Hyun-seong and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) President Joo Han-gyu have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly promote the commercialisation and export of KAERI’s SMART small modular reactor (SMR). Hyundai Engineering will be responsible for business development, financing and EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) for verification and commercialisation of SMART and KAERI will continue to support reactor design and licensing.

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2023
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A recent statement from Fitch Ratings casts doubt on any new nuclear construction in the US in the immediate future. Similar concerns were voiced during discussions at a full committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to Examine Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor Commercialisation.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
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Poland's Ministry of Climate & Environment has issued a decision-in-principle for a second large NPP. Two South Korean-supplied APR1400 reactors are planned in the Patnów-Konin region of Wielkopolska province in central Poland. A positive decision by the Ministry of Culture & Higher Education makes it possible to start work at the site and confirms the compliance of the planned investment with the objectives of Poland's energy policy. According to the plan, the two reactors with a total installed capacity of 2,800 MWe will provide 22 TWh of energy annually, which corresponds to 12% of current electricity demand in Poland.

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023
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US-based NuScale Power Corporation has opened the first privately-funded NuScale Energy Exploration Centre (E2 Centre) in Asia at Seoul National University (SNU) in partnership with GS Energy Corporation, Doosan Enerbility, and Samsung C&T Corporation. It will be used as a development tool for South Korea to develop the next generation of advanced nuclear experts, technologists, and operators. NuScale said this will position South Korea to become a regional leader of small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in Asia.

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2023
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NuScale Power Corporation has announced the opening of the first privately-funded NuScale Energy Exploration Centre (E2 Centre) at Seoul National University (SNU) in partnership with GS Energy Corporation, Doosan Enerbility and Samsung C&T Corporation.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
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ČEZ subsidiary Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II) has received final bids from the three potential suppliers for a new nuclear unit at Dukovany, as well as non-binding offers for three more future reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
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Among the agreements signed during a Polish-Korean business forum on 14 July was a memorandum of understanding between Poland's KGHM Polska Miedź SA and South Korea's Samsung C&T Corporation on the implementation of low and zero-emission technologies, including small modular reactors (SMRs). Daewoo Engineering & Construction signed an MoU with Polish construction firm ERBUD to carry out new projects in the country, including the construction of nuclear power plants.

Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2023
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