Sargent & Lundy tells of Korean activities

Yonggwang Unit 3, a 1,000-MW evolutionary nuclear plant, has entered commercial operation. Unit 4, also an evolutionary pressurized water reactor plant, is scheduled for completion in 1996.

Sargent & Lundy co-engineered and designed Yonggwang 3 & 4 with Korea Power Engineering Co., and a company spokesman said transfer of nuclear power plant design technology to enhance Korean energy technology self-sufficiency was an important part of the project.

The program has been deemed a success, and four more units have been authorized–Ulchin 3 & 4 and Yonggwang 5 & 6. Sargent & Lundy will act as engineering and design consultant on these units as well.

The Ulchin units are scheduled for completion in 1998 and 1999, with Yonggwang 5 & 6 to follow in 2001 and 2002.