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KHNP Signs Nuclear Decommissioning Support Contract with Canadian Company
First Overseas Nuclear Decommissioning Contract
KHNP Signs Nuclear Decommissioning Support Contract with Canadian Company
  • By Michael Herh
  • April 8, 2020, 09:53
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KHNP CEO Jung Jae-hoon (left) and Kinectrics president David Harris pose for a photo after signing an MOU on nuclear decommissioning cooperation at the KHNP main office in Gyeongju in August 2019.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) will dispatch Korean experts to a Canadian nuclear decommissioning site, marking the first time that Korean nuclear decommissioning engineers are put into an overseas site.

KHNP announced on April 7 that it has signed a contract with Canada's nuclear engineering company Kinectrics for decommissioning engineering support. It will dispatch its engineers to Canada in early April.

According to the contract, five nuclear decommissioning experts — four from KHNP and one from its partner firm — will manage decommissioning waste at heavy water reactor decontamination sites at Bruce Nuclear Power Plant, Pickering Nuclear Power Plant and Darlington Nuclear Power Plant in Canada for one year,

This agreement will help KHNP and Kinectrics to upgrade their capacities for decommissioning heavy water reactors and lay the groundwork for entering the global decommissioning market, KHNP said.