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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Ships Nuclear Reactor for U.A.E.'s Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Ships Nuclear Reactor for U.A.E.'s Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
  • By matthew
  • April 10, 2015, 01:15
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The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant under construction in the UAE. (Photo courtesy of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation)
The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant under construction in the UAE. (Photo courtesy of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation)

 

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on April 9 that it held a delivery ceremony of nuclear reactors for the United Arab Emirates' (U.A.E.) second nuclear power plant in Barakah. 

On the day, the ceremony took place at Doosan Changwon plant in South Gyeongsang, attended by President Park Geun-hye, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jik, South Gyeongsang Province Governor Hong Joon-pyo, the U.A.E. Ambassador to Korea Abdulla Al Romaithi, Doosan Group Chairman Park Yong-man, and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Vice Chairman Jung Ji-taek. 

The shipped reactors are pressurized light water reactors with a 1400 MW(e) generating capacity. The APR1400 is a heavy haul, measuring 14.8 meters in length, 7.1 meters in height with a diameter of 4.6 meters, and weighing 460 tons with a maximum steel plate thickness of 292 millimeters. 

The APR 1400 is a Korean-designed reactor model. Compared to OPR 1000, which was previously designated as the Korean standard nuclear power plant, the model has improved electric power output from 1000MW to 1400MW and lifetime from 40 years to 60 years. Accordingly, it reduced power generation costs by a minimum of 10 percent. 

In particular, the APR 1400 also improved its seismic design standard to over 7.0 on the Richter scale, strengthening safety.