Global nuclear inspection body, Lloyd's Register Energy has increased the services it can offer to nuclear clients in South Korea, after gaining certification for two key nuclear industry construction codes related to nuclear structures and in-service inspection of nuclear power plants.
The Korea Electric Association has now approved Lloyd's Register Energy to certify to the Korea Electric Power Industry Code or KEPIC, in three key areas as Authorised Inspection Agency:
KEPIC-MN: Rules for Nuclear Mechanical Equipment.
KEPIC-SN: Rules for Nuclear Structures
KEPIC-MI: Rules for In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants
The certification follows Lloyd's Register's award in 2013 of a third-party verification project by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) to assess its nuclear safety equipment
"Elite operators of high-risk assets recognise the value of independent technical support in nuclear projects that can be provided by our teams worldwide," said Pascal Coudeville, senior vice president of Inspection Services for Lloyd's Register Energy. "Our work in nuclear and recent contract success the world over, demonstrates real momentum in our aim to help nuclear operators and regulators achieve high standards of nuclear safety and performance."