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S.Korea's Doosan wins 3.9 billion dollar reactor order

by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) July 1, 2010
Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, South Korea's leading power equipment manufacturer, said Thursday it had won a 3.9 billion dollar order to provide nuclear reactors to the United Arab Emirates.

The order came from state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. Last December a KEPCO-led consortium won a landmark 20 billion dollar deal to design, build and operate four 1,400-megawatt reactors by 2020 in the UAE.

South Korea, which generates 30 percent of its electricity from nuclear power, is eager to export its expertise. KEPCO is currently chasing a deal to build a nuclear power plant in Turkey.

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