Korea Hydro & Nuclear gains European approval for nuclear reactor
The European Utility Requirements (EUR), a technical advisory group for European utilities on nuclear power plants, approved the changes in the APR 1400 reactor, KHNP said in a statement.
The changes modify how the APR 1400 cools itself in the case of an emergency.
Gaining the EUR approval will allow KHNP to build the European compliant model in countries that require EUR certification
South Korea, the world's fifth-biggest user of nuclear power, has been eager to sell its nuclear reactors abroad since its state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) won a deal to build four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. ■