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August 05, 2009

Generation 3.5 Nuclear Reactors



Korea has made the APR1400. H/T to reader guarr.

• Economics :20% superior to coal
• Capacity : 1400 MWe
• Design life: 60 years
• Construction period : 48th months
• Availability: 90%

Korea is also using a lot of 3D design, modular and prefab construction techniques.

Korea APR1400 claims superior economics to coal and to the Westinghouse AP1000

Note: The Westinghouse AP1000 will be made in larger sizes by China. They are moving up to 1250 MWe and then to 1400 MWe and 1700 MWe.





FURTHER READING

83 page presentation on the AP1000 (safety, design and construction_

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