Doosan Enerbility announced on November 10th that it had signed a contract valued to be KRW 1.6 trillion with Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) for construction of the turbine island at the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt. This marks the first time that Doosan Enerbility has won a contract that calls for construction of an overseas nuclear power plant, in addition to its role of supplying the main equipment, such as the reactors and steam generators.
* Turbine Island: Also referred to as the secondary circuit, refers to the turbine and generator-related equipment that is used to produce electrical energy. The primary circuit refers to the nuclear steam supply system consisting of main components, such as the reactor and steam generator
On November 9th (local time), Doosan Enerbility signed the contract for construction of the turbine island of the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt, with the related parties, including Jungmook Lim, KHNP’s Cairo Office Head, and Daeyong Yu, Doosan Enerbility’s Cairo Branch Director, in attendance at the signing ceremony.
As for the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant project, this is a project that was won in 2017 by ASE JSC, a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom, from the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency (NPPA). The project requires the building of four 1,200MW reactors at a site that is located at a distance of 300km to the northwest of Cairo. This past August, KHNP signed the contract with ASE JSC to construct the turbine island of the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant. The construction of the Tower Building No. 1 is scheduled to commence in August 2023.
Under the recently signed contract, Doosan Enerbility will be building a total of 82 buildings and structures, including the turbine building, water treatment and air conditioning systems, by 2029, with preparations also being made to have the turbine and generator installed. Furthermore, to fulfill the Egyptian government’s request for localization, partnerships are being pursued with local companies in the areas of construction and equipment & materials, which will likely contribute to the mutual growth of the nuclear sector in both Egypt and Korea.
“As this is our first nuclear power plant construction contract won overseas, it is significant for Doosan Enerbility in that we will now be able to boast of a nuclear new build track record in not only Korea, but in the global market as well,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Enerbility’s Plant EPC Business Group. He added, “We will do our utmost to successfully complete this project, so that we may contribute to the government and KHNP’s efforts to win more global nuclear projects in the future.”
Doosan Enerbility holds the capability for manufacturing not only the main components of nuclear power plants, such as the reactor and steam generator, but also the capability for constructing nuclear power plants. As of now, a total of 34 reactors and 124 steam generators have been supplied by Doosan, with 11 of the reactors and 44 of the steam generators having been exported overseas. Doosan also participated in the construction of ten nuclear power plants in Korea, such as the Hanul Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 to 6 and Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 to 6.