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Doosan Babcock to Participate in Nuclear Plant Dismantlement Project in U.K.
Providing Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities
Doosan Babcock to Participate in Nuclear Plant Dismantlement Project in U.K.
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • May 13, 2019, 12:34
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Doosan Babcock, an overseas subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, has signed an agreement to provide radioactive waste disposal facilities to a U.K. company.
Doosan Babcock, an overseas subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, has signed an agreement to provide radioactive waste disposal facilities to a U.K. company.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on May 12 that its affiliate Doosan Babcock has signed an agreement with Sellafield Ltd. of the United Kingdom to supply radioactive waste disposal facilities worth 2.20 trillion won over a period of 20 years.

About 70 percent of the nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom are located in the Sellafield Nuclear Power Industrial Complex in Cumbria, a northwestern region of the country. In the complex, which is run by Sellafield Ltd., dismantlement is underway for seven nuclear power plants including the world's first commercial nuclear power plant, Calder Hall.

Dismantlement work will be carried out for the next 20 years with Doosan Babcock responsible for mechanical and electrical work.

"We are glad that Doosan Babcock will play a major role in dismantling nuclear plants in the Sellafield complex," said Andrew Colquhoun, CEO of Doosan Babcock. "Through this contract, we have demonstrated our technical expertise in nuclear service business again and laid the foundation for sustainable growth by securing a stable revenue source."

Doosan Babcock owns fundamental boiler technology and is a global contractor that can carry out nuclear power plants on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.