KEPCO KPS, an affiliate of Korea Electric Power Corp. that specializes in power plant maintenance, has begun providing long-term maintenance services for the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The company held an opening ceremony of its UAE division in Barakah on Jan. 28.
KEPCO KPS set up the UAE division in October last year following the signing of the Long Term Maintenance Service Agreement (LTMSA) between its consortium and Nawaj Energy Co. in June last year. The KEPCO KPS consortium included Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp.
“The UAE division will not only serve as a bridge for technology exchanges between Team Korea and Nawah, but will also serve as a control tower for a thorough implementation of the UAE nuclear power plant maintenance project,” said KEPCO KPS president Kim Bum-nyun. "We will continue to enhance the performance and safety of the power plant’s facilities and equipment by complying with Nawah's nuclear policies and standards."
“We will realize the localization of equipment for the UAE nuclear power plant with the opening of the KEPCO KPS UAE Division and support the stable operation of the Barakah nuclear plant,” said Mark Reddemann, CEO of Nawah. “I hope that the two sides will make more efforts for the development of both Team UAE and Team Korea.”