General Cable announced that the Republic of Korea has selected its 60-year service life nuclear cables. In a new multi-year contract, General Cable will manufacture and supply ULTROL® 60+ Class 1E nuclear qualified cable to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). General Cable was awarded this business based on ULTROL’s innovative and performance-proven product design and 60-year-life qualification testing demonstrated via third-party documentation, as well as General Cable’s robust quality system and ability to meet project delivery requirements.
General Cable’s ULTROL® 60+ cables have been designed and tested to meet the stringent requirements of GEN III+ reactor technology, including those outlined for APR 1400 and PWR units being deployed at the KHNP facilities. ULTROL 60+ cables’ superior predicted aging properties of more than 60 years, radiation resistance with margin that exceeds industry requirements, and completed thermal and radiation aging and Design Basis Events (DBE), will support the awarded project.
“General Cable’s strong, long-term commitment and proven capability to provide qualified cables for safe, ongoing nuclear power facility operation to the nuclear industry is evidenced with this award. Our quality assurance system, product design, and third-party testing are equally as important — all of which demonstrate the cable integrity required for these nuclear power reactors,” said Robert W. Schuermann, Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Cables, General Cable North America.