Lloyd’s Register Energy has recently expanded the services it can offer to nuclear clients in Korea, after gaining certification for an additional two key nuclear industry construction codes. Lloyd’s Register Energy has a long history in the Korean nuclear sector. Since 2001, for example, it has held the certification for KEPIC-MN: Rules for Nuclear Mechanical Equipment.
The Korea Electric Association has certified Lloyd’s Register Energy to certify to the Korea Electric Power Industry Code or KEPIC, in three key areas as Authorised Inspection Agency:
- KEPIC-MN: Rules for Nuclear Mechanical Equipment
- KEPIC-SN: Rules for Nuclear Structures
- KEPIC-MI: Rules for In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plants
As a KEPIC authorised agency, Lloyd’s Register Energy can now offer nuclear services to companies building nuclear power plants and to existing power plants.
“Lloyd’s Register Energy is dedicated to technical excellence, independence and above all, safety,” said Young-Soo Kim, Lloyd’s Register Energy KEPIC Project Director. “These factors, plus our long history of providing technical insight and certification to hundreds of Energy-related companies in Korea, means we can help support the Korean nuclear industry in providing safe, efficient service.”
The certifications add to Lloyd’s Register Energy’s reputation as a leading global nuclear inspection body. In 2013, it was awarded an ongoing third-party verification project by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) to assess its nuclear safety equipment.
“Elite operators of high-risk assets recognise the value of independent technical support in nuclear projects that can be provided by our teams worldwide,” said Pascal Coudeville, Senior Vice President of Inspection Services for Lloyd’s Register Energy. “Our work in nuclear and recent contract success the world over, demonstrates real momentum in our aim to help nuclear operators and regulators achieve high standards of nuclear safety and performance.
“Nuclear companies are committed to a process of continuous improvement and innovation. We believe Lloyd’s Register Energy can contribute to that.”
Notes to editors
Lloyd’s Register Energy is a division of Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global engineering, inspection, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many energy industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees in the Group across 78 countries.
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