Korean APR1400 nuclear reactor submitted for US design certification

South Korea is seeking new export markets for its nuclear technology. They have submitted an application for design certification of the Advanced Pressurised Reactor-1400 (APR-1400) to the NRC (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission).

Four APR-1400 units are under construction in Korea: two at Shin Kori and two at Shin Hanul. Four further APR-1400 units are planned for Shin Kori and another two at Shin Hanul.

The APR-1400 was selected as the basis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) nuclear power program, with the first four reactors to be operating at Barakah by 2020 under a $20.4 billion contract. Construction of the first two units is underway.

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