France’s Orano and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a cooperation agreement aiming to enhance the performance of the dismantling projects for nuclear facilities, particularly in South Korea and Europe.
The partnership will allow KHNP to benefit from Orano’s experience in preparing and carrying out nuclear dismantling. Orano will provide technical assistance and supply skills and training, and South-Korean engineers will be included in the Orano DS teams specialised in dismantling projects.
The collaboration will give Orano access to the expertise of KHNP engineers, and to its network of providers of nuclear engineering services, particularly in the fields of robotics, process industrialization and quality.
The agreement also provides for collaboration between both parties in order to carry out joint technical studies. Such studies could cover, for example, questions related to the automation of some complex processes, the design of intermediate storage units for legacy waste, and the treatment and packaging of the waste generated by the dismantling operations. The work will be directed by the Orano and KHNP teams specialised in dismantling, clean-up and waste management.