KEPCO exports its NPP pipe management program to UAE

KEPCO exports its NPP pipe management program to UAE

KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company announced on Thursday, April 23, that it outperformed its American and French competitors and won a bid by the “Nawah Energy” Company, a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, which is responsible for operating and maintaining Barakah nuclear power plants.

Under the tender, the company will export its pipe management software solution for nuclear power plants, called the “Total Solution for Pipe Management and Component Engineering” (ToSPACE) to the United Arab Emirates.

The contract value is $569,000, and the company will hand over the program, verify its work, and train Emirati cadres.

The company has succeeded in developing its own program* after using an American solution for about 20 years. It has obtained a “good software” certificate from the International Standardization Organization (ISO).

“This contract indicates that the world recognizes South Korean software technology for managing nuclear power plants,” said Dr. Huang Kyung-Mo, who led the development of the program.

He also explained that the company intends to invade new markets and expand the scope of application of the program to thermal power plants and co-generation plants.

It is also worth noting that the contract was e-signed remotely due to the current health status related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

NBN Tip: ToSPACE is a collaborative project KEPCO E&C, and DDRsoft. They have together been developing a pipe wall thinning management program since September 2012. KEPCO E&C was responsible for the background theory and technological development, while DDRsoft was responsible for the program development. The program, named ToSPACE, was released to the market on the December 28, 2016.

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