South Korea's SK ties up with Bill Gates' TerraPower for nuclear power opportunities

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Employees of SK Hynix walk at the company's main office building in Seoul October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files

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SEOUL, May 17 (Reuters) - South Korea's SK Inc (034730.KS) said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with TerraPower, a U.S. venture founded by billionaire Bill Gates, to tap opportunities in connection with small-sized nuclear power reactors, called small modular reactors.

SK Inc, the holding company for South Korea's second-largest conglomerate SK Group, said in a statement it signed the agreement along with affiliate SK Innovation Co Ltd (096770.KS).

The statement did not mention any investment details.

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Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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