Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) held “Korean Nuclear Industry Roadshow” at Cairo, Egypt from Nov. 5 to 6.
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, and Daelim Building participated in the event to promote the export of Korean nuclear plants to Egypt.
The participants discussed ways for mutual cooperation with the topics of the excellence of Korean nuclear plants, workforce training, and localization.
KEPCO said that South Korea signed an MOU with Arab Contractors, the number one builder in Egypt's construction industry, gaining a competitive advantage over other nations in the Egyptian nuclear plant market.
The Egyptian government is planning to give public notice of an international bid for building the second new nuclear plant at El-Dabaa early next year.
Lee Hee-yong, chief of the KEPCO nuclear plant export division, said, “Based on the excellent capacity of the Korean nuclear plant business, we will satisfy major Egyptian needs such as training the Egyptian workforce and localization to successfully adopt the first nuclear plant,” adding, “We are planning to establish a firm foundation for the Egyptian nuclear plant businesses by strengthening cooperation between the two countries.”