Korean firm offers training program for Bataan Nuke Plant

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Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. (KHNP) is offering a nuclear training program to the Philippine government in line with its plan to refurbish the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). 

The move will replicate the competency and work program being used in South Korea. 

In a report by The Inquirer, a senior executive from KHNP said that the training will take two to three years, including classroom training and practical experience. 

The company said that the classroom training will take eight to nine months. 

The training program is part of the feasibility study of KHNP in the country. The company looks to establish a road map with the Department of Energy (DOE). 

Based on KHNP’s estimate, the operations of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant would need around 300 personnel. 

KHNP earlier conducted a prefeasibility study on the BNPP in 2008 and in 2017, but the rehabilitation of the facility has yet to push forward. 

KHNP is a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corp.