Local media reported that South Korean special steel producer SeAH Besteel will deliver the first shipment of three spent nuclear fuel transport casks to a US energy company through Orano TN, an American provider of total system solutions for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management. SeAH Besteel became the first South Korean company to export spent nuclear fuel transport casks. As Orano's partner for the development of high-quality casks, SeAH Besteel verified its technology by participating in a domestic project to provide casks to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, the state-run operator of nuclear power plants. Since it received an order from Orano TN in September 2019, SeAH Bestee has established a mass production system by securing technical reliability such as product design, assembly, and heat transfer tests in line with international standards. SeAH Besteel said “Through the first delivery of spent nuclear fuel transport and storage casks, our manufacturing technology has been recognized in the US nuclear power plant market, which requires strict delivery standards.”South Korea has unveiled a new energy roadmap to replace fossil-fueled power plants with clean and renewable energy sources. The life cycle of existing reactors will not be extended to decrease the number of nuclear power plants from 24 to 14 in 2038. However, South Korea has no experience in dismantling nuclear power plants.