Korean contracts for Westinghouse

Westinghouse has signed contracts worth more than $300 million to provide components, instrumentation and control equipment for two new nuclear power plants to be built in South Korea.

Westinghouse has been awarded over $300m to provide components, instrumentation and control equipment, plus Man-Machine Interface Systems for two new nuclear power plants to be built in

South Korea. Westinghouse will also supply technical and engineering support services.

The Westinghouse contracts are with DOOSAN Heavy Industries and Construction Company, and the Korea Power Engineering Company.

The two Advanced Pressurised Reactor 1400 (APR 1400) plants – Shin Kori 3 & 4 – will be owned and operated by the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company (KHNP), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation. The role of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company on the new projects is overall project management of licensing, procurement and construction, as well as start-up and plant operations.

At the contract signing ceremony, Jim Fici, senior vice president, Westinghouse Customer Relations & Sales, said: ‘We are here today to begin the next era of the Korean Nuclear Industry. In beginning this APR 1400 design generation, Korea helps the world transition to Generation III designs and proves Korean design and construction capability.’

The scope of work to be performed by Westinghouse includes supplying reactor coolant pumps and motors, reactor vessel internals, and control element drive mechanisms. The contracts will provide work at a number of Westinghouse locations in the US.

The two plants will be located near Pusan Metropolitan City. Work will begin almost immediately and will run to 2014.