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South Korea to train Egyptian nuclear engineers
The Egyptian government has asked South Korea to help train Egyptian nuclear energy technicians, according to the Korea International Cooperation Agency. The state-led aid agency said that training could begin within a year.
Thu, Jan 21 2010
South Korea seeks to boost reactor exports
South Korea aims to export 80 nuclear power reactors - worth some $400 billion - by 2030, according to the country's Ministry of Knowledge Economy. This would make South Korea the world's third largest reactor supplier with a 20% share of the global market.
Wed, Jan 13 2010
Korean consortium for Jordan's first reactor
A Korean consortium has been selected to build Jordan's first ever nuclear reactor - a 5 MW research reactor. The order also represents the first overseas contract for a Korean reactor design.
Mon, Dec 7 2009
Dresser wins Korean control valve contract
Dresser Masoneilan - a division of Houston-based Dresser Inc - has been named as the preferred supplier of control values for Units 3 and 4 of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power's (KHNP's) Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The reactors are currently under construction.
Wed, Nov 4 2009
TÜV SÜD acquires GNEC of South Korea
Germany-based international service group TÜV SÜD has broadened its worldwide coverage with the acquisition of South Korean nuclear service provider Global Nuclear Engineering Co (GNEC).
Tue, Nov 3 2009
WNU launches radioisotope programme
The World Nuclear University has announced that its first annual School on Radioisotopes is to take place in Seoul, South Korea, next year. The annual training programme is aimed at young professionals identified by their organisations as future leaders in the field.
Wed, Oct 21 2009
Asian contracts for US valve makers
Two US companies have received orders for safety-related valves to be used in new nuclear power plants in Asia. Tyco Flow Control will provide valves for four new units in China, while Flowserve Corp will supply valves for two new South Korean reactors.
Wed, Oct 7 2009
Educating the masses
Today saw the closing ceremony in Daejeon, Korea, for the twelfth in the series of World Nuclear University (WNU) training courses for nuclear professionals, entitled 'Key Issues in the World Nuclear Industry Today'.
Fri, Jul 10 2009
Kepco finalizes acquisition of Denison stake
Denison Mines and Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) have signed definitive agreements relating to the South Korean utility acquiring a 17% stake in the Canada-based uranium mining company, as well as an offtake agreement.
Mon, Jun 22 2009
Korea buys into French enrichment plant
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) will take a 2.5% stake in the Georges Besse II (GB-II) enrichment plant in France under an agreement signed with Areva. With previous agreements, Areva has now sold 10% of the plant, due to start up this year.
Mon, Jun 15 2009
Korean utility to buy stake in Denison
Denison Mines has agreed to sell a 20% stake in the company to Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO), and has entered into an offtake agreement with the South Korean utility.
Wed, Apr 15 2009
Joint venture for power projects
A joint venture has been formed by three firms from South Korea and one from Britain to develop energy-related business opportunities and projects including nuclear, both in South Korea and internationally.
Wed, Apr 1 2009
Doosan delivers to China
South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries has manufactured and shipped a reactor pressure vessel to the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China, marking the company's first export sale of the key component.
Mon, Feb 9 2009
Amec collaborates with South Korean companies
Amec has signed a cooperation agreement with South Korean companies to develop energy-related business opportunities and projects, including nuclear power, both in South Korea and internationally.
Wed, Jan 14 2009
KHNP granted construction permit for Shin-Kori 3 and 4
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced that it has been granted a construction licence for the first two APR-1400 reactors, Shin-Kori 3 and 4, near Busan, South Korea. Meanwhile, construction of units 1 and 2 progresses.
Fri, Apr 25 2008
South Korea joins GNEP
South Korea became the 19th member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) after the Ministry of Science and Industry signed the Statement of Principles on 10 December.
Tue, Dec 11 2007
Korean reactor gets 10-year life extension
[ Korea.net, 6 December] Kori-1, South Korea's first commercial nuclear power reactor, has been given permission by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to continue operating for a further ten years. Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) requested a licence extension for the reactor - which...
Fri, Dec 7 2007
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