Veolia to supply water treatment services to South Korea's largest nuclear power plant
Veolia has been awarded a three-year operation and maintenance contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, the fifth-largest nuclear power supplier in the world, to supply water and wastewater treatment services to Kori Division, South Korea's largest nuclear power plant.
April 20, 2015 -- Veolia, through its subsidiaries Veolia Water France and Veolia Water Korea, has been awarded a three-year operation and maintenance contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the fifth-largest nuclear power supplier in the world, to supply water and wastewater treatment services to Kori Division, South Korea's largest nuclear power plant.
The contract covers freshwater demineralization and treatment to supply steam production pipes, as well as seawater treatment by electrochlorination to supply the cooling circuit of the nuclear power plant. Veolia is also in charge of the wastewater treatment facility, which does not include water that is in contact with nuclear fuel.
The capacity of the water and wastewater facilities operated by Veolia is more than 173.000 cubic meters per day, the equivalent of 55 Olympic-size swimming pools. A total of 73 employees will support the operations on site. Kori Division, which has a total of eight reactors, generates around 7,900 MW of electricity, which will represent 34 percent of the nuclear capacity in South Korea in 2015, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 8 million people.
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