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KHNP Holds Workshop for East European Nuclear Power Plant Officials
At the Request of the IAEA
KHNP Holds Workshop for East European Nuclear Power Plant Officials
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • August 6, 2019, 11:03
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Participants in a workshop on nuclear power plants pose for a photo shoot at KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School. The workshop was organized jointly by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and the International Atomic Energy Agency for nuclear experts from Eastern Europe.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) will hold a workshop for nuclear experts from Eastern Europe in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from Aug. 5-9.

The workshop, underway at the KHNP Human Resources Development Center in Ulsan, was organized at the request of the IAEA which appreciated KHNP’s overall technical capabilities in nuclear power plant construction and operation. About 40 nuclear plant operators, regulators and suppliers in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Armenia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia are taking part in the workshop.

The workshop will focus on nuclear knowledge management, a competency required to build and operate nuclear power plants efficiently and economically. This is an issue that has emerged globally due to the prolonged life spans of new nuclear power plants (more than 60 years), the application of digital technology to the operation of nuclear power plants, the diversification of the nuclear power industry structure, and an increase in need for knowledge transfers. The IAEA and global nuclear operators such as KHNP also have much interest in this issue.

Through this workshop, KHNP will share its experience and know-how in running nuclear power plants with the world nuclear industry and contribute to the safety improvement of Korean nuclear power plants through technical exchanges with international organizations and overseas nuclear power plant operators. Furthermore, it will lay the foundation for overseas business by promoting Korea's excellence in nuclear power plant construction and operation technology and securing a competitive advantage in the global nuclear power generation market.