Kepco applies to license its nuclear reactor design in U.S.

Korea Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) and its unit Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for certification of its APR1400 reactor design.

The APR1400 is an evolutionary pressurized water reactor with its origins in the CE System 80+ design. The Westinghouse System 80+ was certified by the NRC in 1997.

The 1,400 MW APR1400 nuclear reactor design is currently under construction at Shin Kori 3&4 and Shin Hanul 1&2 in Korea. Kepco is also supplying four APR1400s for its first export project to the United Arab Emirates. Two units are currently under construction there at the Barakah site, with the first scheduled to come online in 2017.

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