RSCC Nuclear Cable (RSCC) announced today that it has completed delivery of safety-related replacement cables (class 1E) for the Shin Kori Unit 3 nuclear power plant as part of a nearly $13 million award by Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP). RSCC was competitively selected to replace cables at two APR-1400 reactors in November 2013 and now marks the cable industry’s first installation of 60-year qualified nuclear cables anywhere in the world.
RSCC is proud to have achieved this milestone in the qualification and manufacturing of the world’s highest quality cables, under the most challenging circumstances of scrutiny and delivery for KHNP,” said Steven Bonnell, president of RSCC Wire & Cable.
RSCC has delivered more than a million feet of cable to meet the urgent demand for qualified replacement cables. More than 1,000 reels of low and medium voltage power, instrumentation and control cables have been air-freighted from JFK Airport to Korea over the past six months. Each reel was inspected several times during and after manufacturing in the U.S. and again several times before and after installation at Shin Kori.
“Shin Kori’s cables have undergone more quality inspections than any other cable in the nuclear industry and KHNP has been one of RSCC’s most conscientious customers in the more than 40 years that we have been supplying nuclear cables,” said Corey McDaniel, vice president Asia.