The Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy said that the construction of the new Uljin nuclear reactors nos.1 and 2 will commence in 2009 and will be completed in late 2016. The Ministry said that only domestic technologies will be used in the project. The new reactors will become the second APR 1400 which are homemade light water reactor, following power plant reactors at Gori where construction started in 2007.
At Gori, key technologies including the reactor coolant pump and the man-machine interface system have been imported from abroad, while at Uljin everything will be Korean-made. Some KRW6.3 trillion will be spent.
Once finished, the new Uljin reactors will increase the number of reactors in Korea to 28%. They will generate 211,448 gigawatt hours or 40.1% of all electric power in Korea.
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