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South Korea and UK to work together on nuclear power

  • 1 year, 2 months ago (2023-04-11)
  • David Flin
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South Korea and UK have agreed to strengthen cooperation on nuclear power and clean energy. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy said that South Korean Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang met with Grant Shapps, Britain’s Minister of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero in Seoul, South Korea. They agreed on South Korea being involved in constructing a new nuclear power plant in Britain.

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Under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will further discuss cooperation not only on design and construction of nuclear power plants and equipment production, but also on the decommissioning of nuclear plants, nuclear fuel, and small modular reactors.

The two ministers also discussed ways to cooperate in other clean energy sectors, including wind power and hydrogen. Lee said that he expected increased cooperation, as South Korea has strengths in manufacturing and Britain has experience in developing offshore wind power.