Delayed construction of Shin-Kori Units 5 and 6 due to the implementation of the Severe Disaster Punishment Act

Construction site of Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 5 and 6, Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

The completion of Shin-Kori Units 5 and 6, currently under construction in Ulju-gun, Ulsan City, is expected to be delayed due to the enforcement of the Severe Accident Business Penalty Act.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s President Jung Jae-hoon said on his SNS on the 1st, “As he presided over the Severe Disaster Act and related executive meetings, the inevitable adjustment of the schedule of Shin-Kori Units 5 and 6 under construction due to the suspension of nighttime work, the ripple effect on new and renewable energy projects, etc. We discussed in-depth.”

The Severe Accident Act is a bill that strengthens criminal penalties for business owners in the event of an industrial accident that caused serious human damage, and is expected to be implemented in January next year. KHNP plans to come up with countermeasures such as avoiding nighttime work, which has a high risk of safety accidents.

On the 7th, an official from KHNP said, “In the case of the power plant construction, since it is a construction that involves a lot of work including partners, there were parts that inevitably had been carried out until nighttime work.” “The postponement of the completion schedule of Shingori Units 5 and 6 excludes unreasonable processes such as night work. It is the dimension of realizing the construction schedule to improve the seismic design.”

The official added, “There is no specific decision on how long the schedule will be delayed, etc.,” he added. “In addition to Shingori Units 5 and 6, we will reflect the schedule adjustment on all construction sites such as new and renewable energy-related works conducted by KHNP.” .

Reporter Jungwoo Lee [email protected]

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