24.07.2015_No145 / News in Brief

South Korea’s Shin-Wolsong-2 Enters Commercial Operation

Plant Operation

24 Jul (NucNet): The Shin-Wolsong-2 nuclear unit in South Korea today entered commercial operation, owner-operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power said. The domestic OPR-1000 unit completed final testing and received the necessary permission from the country’s nuclear regulator. Shin-Wolsong-2 brings the total number of commercially operational nuclear units in South Korea’s to 24. The unit achieved first criticality on 8 February 2015 and was connected to the grid on 26 February 2015.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • South Korea’s Shin-Wolsong-2 Set For First Criticality (News in Brief No.21, 24 November 2014)

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