eseoulpost
DomesticEconomy
Construction of stalled nuclear reactors to restart on Nov. 8
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.10.27  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

 The state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. plans to resume construction of major facilities at two unfinished reactors on Nov. 8 and complete the compensation process for its contractors by the end of next month, a report submitted to parliament showed Thursday.

The government on Tuesday confirmed its decision to restart construction of Shin Kori units 5 and 6 in the southeastern city of Ulsan after a three-month hiatus, accepting a civilian panel's recommendation of its fate.

Following the announcement, the KHNP urged 113 contractors, including Samsung C&T Corp. and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Corp., to immediately resume whatever work on normal facilities that does not require nuclear regulator inspections.

Officials of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, South Korea's state nuclear watchdog, check the construction site of Shin Kori units 5 and 6 in the southeastern city of Ulsan on Oct. 25, 2017, after the government decided to resume the suspended project. (Yonhap)Officials of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, South Korea's state nuclear watchdog, check the construction site of Shin Kori units 5 and 6 in the southeastern city of Ulsan on Oct. 25, 2017, after the government decided to resume the suspended project. (Yonhap)

Work on the concrete base of a reactor that acts as containment has been completed, and steel frames were being built when the construction was suspended in July for a public opinion gathering process.

In a KHNP report acquired by Rep. Kim Jung-hoon of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, the atomic energy company will formally start construction on major facilities after getting formal approval from the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC).

After workers removed the cover from the construction site on Wednesday, officials from the nuclear watchdog have been checking the site to see whether there is any corrosion or deformation in the steel frame and other equipment.

The reactors were about 30 percent complete before the halt with about 1.6 trillion won (US$1.4 billion) having already been spent on the project.

Earlier in the day, the KHNP held a board meeting at the headquarters in Gyeongju, located 370 kilometers southeast of Seoul, to discuss compensation measures for its contractors.

The KHNP earlier estimated the amount of compensation at about 100 billion won and decided to use its reserve fund. So far, 64 contractors have demanded the KHNP pay 96 billion won for their financial damages and expenses spent to maintain the construction site.

The company plans to carry out legal review on the plan and negotiate with its contractors to complete the compensation process, officials said. (Yonhap News)

 

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Business Park at Dubai South witnesses 400% growth in number of companies
2
Leaders of S. Korea, India celebrate construction of Samsung smartphone factory in Noida
3
ADU architecture programme accredited by 'Royal Institute of British Architects'
4
NMC lauds Saudi efforts to fight piracy, protect IP rights
5
Spotlight on UAE's environmental efforts at Urban Sustainability Week
6
Reem Al Hashemy visits UAE Armed Forces task force in Aden
7
Leaders of S. Korea, India agree to boost bilateral trade to US$50 bln by 2030
8
DOT: Effort relentless in pursuing women-empowering tourism
9
Emirates Foundation organises event for children with autism
10
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank builds up cooperation with OFID
Photo News Green Biz
Sharjah Municipality, MOCCAE discuss cooperation to protect environment
Sharjah Municipality, MOCCAE discu...
min
Earth Hour 2018: Lights out across UAE as Earth Hour is marked
Earth Hour 2018: Lights out across...
min
Suqia plays key role in enhancing UAE's global efforts to address water challenges
Suqia plays key role in enhancing ...
min
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative Initiatives by Sharjah Development Forum to Serve UAE’s Technical Sector
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative I...
min
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Photo News Sports
Al Majaz Amphitheatre to Host Special Tent for Media and Public to Enjoy Football World Cup
Al Majaz Amphitheatre to Host Spec...
min
S. Korea crack top 60 in latest FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup
S. Korea crack top 60 in latest FI...
min
(World Cup) S. Korea release squad numbers for Russia 2018
(World Cup) S. Korea release squad...
min
Emirates, Formula 1 renew global partnership
Emirates, Formula 1 renew global p...
min
Nahyan bin Zayed attends closing day of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018
Nahyan bin Zayed attends closing d...
min
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 gold medals on day 2 of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 ...
min
World Class Theme Park opens in Korea's central city of Chungju
World Class Theme Park opens in Ko...
min
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival kicks off with world’s leading professional athletes
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Fe...
min
Photo News World
Al Majaz Amphitheatre to Host Special Tent for Media and Public to Enjoy Football World Cup
Al Majaz Amphitheatre to Host Spec...
min
S. Korea crack top 60 in latest FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup
S. Korea crack top 60 in latest FI...
min
(World Cup) S. Korea release squad numbers for Russia 2018
(World Cup) S. Korea release squad...
min
Emirates, Formula 1 renew global partnership
Emirates, Formula 1 renew global p...
min
Nahyan bin Zayed attends closing day of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018
Nahyan bin Zayed attends closing d...
min
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 gold medals on day 2 of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 ...
min
World Class Theme Park opens in Korea's central city of Chungju
World Class Theme Park opens in Ko...
min
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival kicks off with world’s leading professional athletes
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Fe...
min
Photo News Opinion
N. Korea to compete at table tennis tournament in S. Korea
N. Korea to compete at table tenni...
min
Vatican's top diplomat voices optimism for ongoing peace efforts
Vatican's top diplomat voices opti...
min
Kumho Asiana chief apologizes for airline unit's no-meal fiasco
Kumho Asiana chief apologizes for ...
min
Defense chief vows to stamp out military's political interference, sexual abuse
Defense chief vows to stamp out mi...
min
Koreas holding working-level talks on forestry cooperation
Koreas holding working-level talks...
min
Koreas exchange lists of candidate families ahead of reunions
Koreas exchange lists of candidate...
min
President Moon calls for tougher punishment for hidden camera crimes
President Moon calls for tougher p...
min
Koreas to push in earnest for peace, prosperity in autumn summit: Seoul official
Koreas to push in earnest for peac...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com