Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has suspended design work for the planned units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant until South Korea’s new government announces its policy on the construction of new reactors. During his presidential election campaign, Moon
Jae-in said he would scrap plans for new reactors.
KHNP announced yesterday that it had instructed Kepco Engineering & Construction — which signed a design contract in March 2016 — to suspend work for the two planned APR1400 units at Shin Hanul. This work will be suspended, the
On 9 May, Moon
A KHNP official told the
In November 2014, KHNP signed an agreement with Ulchin County to build Shin Hanul 3 and 4. The company applied for a construction licence for the units in January 2016. Site preparation for the two units is scheduled to begin this month, with commercial operation of unit 3 scheduled for December 2022 and unit 4 following a year later.
Two APR1400 units are under construction as units 1 and 2 of the Shin Hanul site. Those 1350 MWe pressurised water reactors are expected to enter service in April 2018 and February 2019, respectively.
Source: World Nuclear News