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KEPIC certifies Samsung C&T

Samsung C&T has become the first construction company in Korea to be certified to design and build nuclear power plants. The company said yesterday that it has won the Korea Electric Power Industry Code (KEPIC)’s certifications for nuclear mechanical and nuclear safety-related structures of nuclear plants.

KEPIC certifications for nuclear power plant construction and operation were created by the Korea Electric Association to enforce safety and reliability compliance in this field. The certifications are requisites for any construction company or engineering firm wishing to partake in nuclear power plant construction projects.

Being certified for engineering nuclear power plants means that Samsung C&T has taken a step closer toward transforming itself into a more complete services provider. It will also be able to shift away from relying on other engineering service companies, said Shin Hae-yoon at the company.

“The company has been making consistent investments in order to develop the ability to design nuclear power plants, and it has been strengthening technological exchanges with advanced companies,” the company said. Now it will be able to take control of the whole building process under engineering, procurement and construction contracts.

“Based on our accumulated know-how in constructing nuclear plants in Uljin and Wolseong [both in North Gyeongsang] in Korea, and in the United Arab Emirates, we will continue developing .?.?. to become a global builder of nuclear power plants,” the official said.

“Considering the government’s backing of the nuclear power plant industry as a key national industry, these newly acquired certifications will give Samsung C&T a significant advantage when it comes to future nuclear power plant projects,” the company said.


By Song Su-hyun [ssh@joongang.co.kr]

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