Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Plant (KHNP) announced on June 24 that it signed a long-term maintenance services agreement (LTMSA) with Nawah Energy Co. (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 23.
This agreement provides for maintenance services for the four Korean-technology APR1400 reactors under development at the Barakah site in Abu Dhabi. The term of the contract is five years and extendable upon agreement by the KHNP consortium and Nawah.
The KHNP consortium is supported by Korea Plant Service & Engineering (KPS), a domestic nuclear power plant maintenance service provider. Based on its unique know-how of the APR1400 technology and maintenance expertise, the consortium is expected to play a key role in providing maintenance services to the Barakah plant.
The signing of the LTMSA is an achievement brought by Korea’s prowess in nuclear reactor technology, which has been highly recognized by the UAE thanks to the strong partnership and confidence between Korea and the UAE built through continued diplomatic efforts by the Korean government.
“KHNP will assign high-level officials and outstanding technical experts to the Barakah plant to support successful maintenance of the Barakah plant,” said Chung Jae-hoon, the president and CEO of KHNP. “The consortium also will spare no efforts to support UAE’s endeavors to build its internal capability for nuclear power plant operation,” he added.
Meanwhile, Nawah Energy Co. has separately signed a maintenance service agreement (MSA) with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of the Doosan Group, for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
Under the agreement, DHIC will provide Nawah with a range of maintenance services and qualified manpower to support routine and outage maintenance activities across the four 1400 MW APR1400 Units at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
DHIC is a South Korean company with more than five decades of experience in delivering integrated solutions spanning the construction and peaceful nuclear energy industries. It is a significant supplier of major components for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, and has a proven track record of providing safe and reliable maintenance services.