Daewoo E&C inaugurates a new research reactor

Overview of a new research reactor to be built in Busan

Daewoo Engineering and Construction (Daewoo E&C) inaugurated a new research reactor and ancillary facilities in Gijang-gun, Busan on August 31.

The new research reactor was developed by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute for export purposes. The 15 MW reactor will feature technologies such as a bottom drive controller and plate-type nuclear fuel that are being applied to a reactor for the first time in the world. The project involves the construction of an open water reservoir type reactor extending from the fourth basement to the third floor.

Daewoo E&C leads the new research reactor project for export with a 50% stake, with partners Hyundai E&C and GS E&C holding 30% and 20% shares respectively. It will take 60 months to complete the project.

Daewoo E&C consolidates its leading position in the field of nuclear power plant construction at home and abroad. In 2016, it successfully completed the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) project, Korea’s first exported nuclear reactor, earning it worldwide recognition for its technological prowess.

“Daewoo E&C is the only company in the global nuclear power plant market capable of providing a complete solution, from plant design to decommissioning, of radioactive waste treatment facilities, research reactors and small modular reactors (SMRs). ). We will continue to develop and strengthen nuclear power technology,” a Daewoo E&C official said. “We will actively advance in foreign markets for nuclear power plants, including the Czech Republic.”

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