South Korean nuclear regulator approves commissioning of 1,340 MW reactor

The South Korean Nuclear Safety and Security Commission has given Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power permission to start operation of the 1,340 MWe Shin Kori-4 Advanced Pressurised Reactor-1,400 (APR1, 400). The construction of Shin Kori-4 started in August 2009 and the commissioning is expected by end 2019. The plant consists of three reactors – two of 1,000 MW capacity each that were commissioned in 2011 and 2012, and one 1,400 MW Korean-designed reactor, which was commissioned in December 2016. Apart from Shin Kori-4, the project has received approvals to add two more reactors (APR 1,400) by 2024.

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