Nuclear Power in South Korea

Barrie Hill, Robert Barr and Robert Parker.

5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 18 July 2018.
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW.

Meeting hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia.

For slides of this presentation click here.

Hanbit Nuclear Power Station (six PWRs total 5,875 MWe)


In April 2018 a reciprocal visit was made to Korea to undertake a study tour of that nation’s nuclear and industrial facilities. Mr. Barrie Hill, Mr. Robert Parker and Dr Robert Barr were hosted by the Korean Nuclear Association who most generously arranged for inspection of facilities at: KEPCO Nuclear Fuels; KINAC Korean Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; KORAD – Korean Radioactive Waste Agency; KHNP Saeul Nuclear Power Plant installations Shin Kori 3, 4, 5, 6; KINGS – Kepco International Nuclear Graduate School; Doosan Heavy Industries and KAERI – Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute.

The presentation will cover all aspects of the Korean development of nuclear power from the first imported turnkey plant to world leader for local and exported plants built on time and on budget. In Korea 29 plants are operating and under construction totaling 28500 MWe capacity. Four Korean built 1400 MWe plants are nearing completion in the United Arab Emirates. Lessons for developing countries considering a move to nuclear power will be covered.

About the Speakers:
Barrie Hill is the Managing Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd. He previously held the positions of Principal Consultant Mining and Energy for Jacobs Australia, Director of Engineering for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and General Manager Queensland Magnesia. Mr Hill has an extensive background in nuclear engineering and major process plant development and operations. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr Robert Barr is a consulting engineer, director of his company Electric Power Consulting Pty Ltd and the current National President of the Electric Energy Society of Australia. Robert has over 42 years experience in the field of power systems and electricity distribution, is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of Consult Australia. Robert is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong and was awarded the title of Australian National Professional Electrical Engineer of the year in 2012. Dr Barr became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013.

Robert Parker is a civil engineer with over 35 years of experience in project management and the economic evaluation of projects. He is the former President and current committee member of the Australian Nuclear Association. He holds a Masters in Nuclear Science from the Australian National University. In 2015 Rob attended the International Congress on Advances On Nuclear Power Plants in Nice (ICAPP 2015) where he signed the Nice Declaration along with the national representatives of 38 other nuclear associations.