Doosan Heavy wins deal to supply seismic instrumentation for Chinese nuke power plant

By Lim Chang-won Posted : March 31, 2021, 11:17 Updated : March 31, 2021, 11:17

[Courtesy of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction]

SEOUL -- Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, a key player in South Korea's nuclear power industry, has secured a deal from a Chinese company to supply seismic instrumentation that can automatically stop the operation of a nuclear power plant if an earthquake is detected. Doosan Heavy's equipment will be supplied to a nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province by 2024.

Doosan Heavy said it has signed a contract with China Techenergy (CTEC), a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Group, a state-owned energy corporation, to supply an industrial anti-seismic protection system, which is a key component of the so-called man-machine interface system.

Doosan Heavy, which has supplied its system to nuclear power plants in South Korea, said there will be discussions with Chinese clients for additional supply. "We will try to win additional orders in the Chinese nuclear power plant market," Vice President Na Ki-yong said in a statement.

Nuclear plants are designed to withstand seismic activity. An anti-seismic protection system is a major component of the neural network that detects earthquakes and automatically stops reactors.
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