Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has won an order to assess the feasibility of radioactive waste storage at Romania's nuclear power plant.
KHNP said on Feb. 20 that it has been selected as the final supplier of the international open competition for the feasibility evaluation service for Cernavoda nuclear waste storage, which was ordered by Romania's Atomic Energy Corporation for about 1.6 million euros.
The service is a project that proposes an optimal way to build a radioactive waste repository on the site of Cernavoda's nuclear power plant. Based on the results of the service, the order maker will establish requirements for the construction of radioactive waste storage and order the main construction project in 2021.
Through the project order, KHNP has also secured a favorable position to win a project to build a radioactive waste storage unit that will be ordered in the future.
"We have laid a firm foundation for the upcoming project to improve facilities at Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania, including the construction of a triple hydrogen removal facility," said Chung Jae-hoon, president of KHNP. "We will make active efforts to make joint inroads into overseas markets with more Korean companies."