KEPCO expands nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Nuclear Talent Cultivation-Engineering Road Show held in Riyadh
- Discussions on fostering talents and localization with the Saudi government, universities, research institutes, and related industries
With the support of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Korea Electric Power Corporation (President Hwan-ik Cho) and Korea Nuclear Association for Nuclear Cooperation (KNA) held the Saudi Nuclear Talent Cultivation-Engineering Localization Road Show at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 17. Invitations were extended to King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), universities, educational institutions, research institutes, and engineering companies throughout the country.
The road show attracted more than 150 participants from governments of the two countries, universities, and industries. They engaged in active discussions on cultivating talents in nuclear energy and future cooperation for engineering localization.
The participants from Korea were the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, KEPCO, KNA, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Kyunghee University, Hanyang University, KAIST, K-INGS, and ten engineering companies* including KEPCO E&C, KEPCO NF, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Geo Design, KOSEN, and S1.
* Ten engineering companies: KEPCO E&C, KEPCO NF, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Seil Engineering Co., Ltd., Ankug E&C, Geo Design, Geo System Research Corporation, KOSEN, S1, Hanvit Power
This year’s road show is an expansion of the Saudi Nuclear Materials/Construction Localization Road Show, held in September and November last year, to nuclear talent cultivation and engineering localization. Saudi Arabia’s K.A.CARE introduced a road map for talent cultivation, while King Saud University and other universities gave presentations on fostering talents in nuclear-related fields. Based on its outstanding nuclear infrastructure, Korea offered specific strategies for cooperation with Saudi Arabia in nuclear talent cultivation and engineering localization, which attracted interest from local universities and industries.
The Korean engineering companies attending the road show promoted their extensive experience and design capacity in nuclear engineering. They shared their experience in nuclear projects through individual B2B meetings with Saudi companies and explored business opportunities together.
In expanding nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia, KEPCO seeks to lay a solid foundation for future nuclear bids and UAE nuclear exports by building a presence in the region and supporting the Saudi government’s nuclear policies.
[Source : Korea Electric Power Corporation ]