CCGT Plants in South Korea - A to M
Andong
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Operator: Korea Southern Power Co
Configuration: 417-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT6-8000H gas turbine
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: Doosan, BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, GS E&C
Quick facts: In Jul 2009, Kospo broke ground on this new CCGT in Andong City. The plant was completed in Apr 2014 after 24mos of constructon

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 12 Apr 2014

Ansan
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: S Power
Configuration: 834-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT6-8000H gas turbines, CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, POSCO E&C
Quick facts: The Ansan project was completed in 24mos from groundbreaking on 26 Nov 2012 to COD. Projected Nox emissions of 7 ppm are the lowest in the country. S-Power is a JV of Samchully Co, Korea South East Power, and POSCO E&C. The Ansan project cost about 890bn won.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 7 Jan 2015

Bugok
Location: Chungcheongbuk-do
Operator: GS EPS Co Ltd
Configuration: Two 495-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT6-4000F gas turbines, 1 X 415-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT6-8000H gas turbine, CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2000-2013
HRSG supplier: Doosan, BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: KOPEC, LG E&C, Siemens, Kocen, GS E&C
Quick facts: GS EPS is owned by GS Holdings (70%) and Oman Oil Co (30%). GS Holdings was established in Jul 2004 and took over LG Energy Co,in turn  founded by LG Corp in 1996 to develop the Bugok plant. It was one of the first IPPs in South Korea. The Bugok site (aka Dangjin) is 120km south of Seoul. Ground-breaking for the first block was in Dec 1998 and full combined-cycle operation was achieved in Apr 2001. In Nov 2005, construction got underway on a second similar block and this was turned over in Mar 2008 about 1mo ahead of schedule. The third block was commissioned on 27 Aug 2013, 12 days in advance of the contrct date. Gross thermal efficiency is almost 61%.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Re-posted 28 Aug 2013

Bundang
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Korean South-East Power Co
Configuration: 600-MW, 5+1 CCGT power plant with GT11N gas turbines CHP
Fuel: LNG, oil
Operation: 1993
HRSG supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: ABB, Mitsui
EPC: KOPEC, Hyundai
Quick facts: Bundang can supply 428 Gcal/hr for the local heating system.

Photograph courtesy of Korea South-East Power Co
Posted 1 Aug 2004

Daegu Innovation City
Location: Gyeongsangnam-do
Operator: Daegu Green Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 415-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT6-8000H gas turbine CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Lotte E&C
Quick facts: In Sep 2012, Siemens received the order for this CHP plant from DGP, a JV of  Korea Southern Power, Lotte E&C, BHI, and Daegu National Gas. Daegu Metropolitan City is 240km southeast of Seoul. Fuel is from Korea Gas under a 20yr contract signed in Feb 2014.

Photograph courtesy of smartsolution.mobilefarms.com
Posted 28 Feb Jan 2015

Daesan-2
Location: Chungcheongbuk-do
Operator: Marubeni Corp
Configuration: 507-MW, 4+1 CCGT with W501D5 gas turbines
Fuel: residual oil
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: Hyundai
T/G supplier: WH, Hyundai
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: The plant was acquired from Hyundai Petrochemical by Sithe Energies in 1999 and later bought out by Marubeni, one of Sithe's two original owners.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 22 Aug 2004

Dongducheon
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Dongducheon Dream Power Co Ltd
Configuration: two 950-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with M501J gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Kepco, Samsung, Hyundai, Samheung Electric
Quick facts: DDP is an IPP owned by KOWEPO, Samsung C&T, and Hyundai Development. The main generating equipment was ordered from MHI and Marubeni in May 2012 and groundbreaking was the following month. First fire was in Nov 2014 and Bock-2 went commercial on 17 Feb 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Dongducheon Dream Power Co Ltd
Re-posted 19 Mar 2016

Gunsan
Location: Jeollabuk-do
Operator: Korea Western Power Co
Configuration: 780-MW, 2+1 CCGT with MW701G gas turbines
Fuel: gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: S&T Corp
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Marubeni
Quick facts: The Gunsan CCGT plant was ordered in April 2007 and was completed in May 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Western Power Co
Posted 18 May 2011

Gwangyang Posco CC
Location: Jeollanam-do
Operator: Posco Power
Configuration: 500-MW CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Posco E&C
Quick facts: This S207FA STAG CCGT plant was built on a turnkey basis to provide Posco's Gwangyang steel works with electricity and steam. The plant was commissioned in Aug 1999. Fuel comes through Posco's LNG terminal at Gwangyang.

Photograph courtesy of Posco E&C
Posted 8 Mar 2006

Gwangyang K-Power
Location: Jeollanam-do
Operator: SK E&S Co Ltd
Configuration: two 563-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi
EPC: Daelim, WorleyParsonsm SK E&C
Quick facts: In early 1998, Kepco selected a domestic consortium known as Taegu Electric Power Co to build two 450-MW CCGT blocks as part of its second IPP solicitation. The original consortium members included units of SK Group and Ssangyong Group. In the end, developer K-Power Co Ltd was a 65:35 consortium of SK Group and BP Amoco. In Oct 2002, K-Power placed a ¥4bn order with Hitachi for a pair of 200-MW steam sets. In Aug 2004, K-Power agreed a $2bn, 20yr LNG purchase agreement from BP’s Tangguh LNG Project in Indonesia. Baker & McKenzie advised on this transaction. The plant was fully commercial in May 2006 as ROK's first merchant CCGT. SK bought out BP in 2010 and moved the plant to SK E&S in 2011. 2016 production was 5,307 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of SK E&S Co Ltd
Re-posted 4 Feb 2017

Ilsan
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Korea East-West Power Co
Configuration: 600-MW, 4+1 CCGT, 300-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501D5 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1993-1996
HRSG supplier: Hanjung
T/G supplier: WH, Brush, MHI
EPC: Kopec, Hanjung
Quick facts: This is a major urban CHP plant for the Korea District Heating Corp system in the Seoul metro area.

Photograph courtesy of Korea East-West Power Co
Posted 8 Jul 2009

Incheon Komipo
Location: Incheon
Operator: Korea Midland Power Co
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT6-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: KOPEC, GS E&C
Quick facts: In early 2003 Siemens PG received the Incheon order. The plant is modeled on Bugok-I. At completion, the 58% design thermal efficiency was the highest in the country.

Photograph courtesy of GS E&C
Posted 17 Oct 2006

Incheon Posco 1-4
Location: Incheon
Operator: Posco Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 450-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with W501D and W501D5A gas turbines
Fuel: LNG, diesel oil
Operation: 1995-2002
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, Hitachi
EPC: Daewoo
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest LNG-fired IPP in South Korea. The site is 30km west of Seoul. Blocks 1&2 were retired after Blocks 7-9 were completed.

Photograph courtesy of Posco Power Co Ltd
Posted 7 Aug 2010

Incheon Posco 5&6
Location: Incheon
Operator: Posco Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 626-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, Posco was permissioned to add these two CCGT blocks at Incheon.

Photograph courtesy of Posco Energy Co Ltd
Posted 4 Oct 2014

Incheon Posco 7-9
Location: Incheon
Operator: Posco Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 421-MW, single-shaft CCGT blocks with SST6-8000H gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2014-2015
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: Unit-7 was completed on 30 Jul 2014 after 22mos of construction. Units 8&9 followed on 21 Oct 2014 and 17 Jan 2015, respectively. The entire project was brough in 6wks ahead of schedule. Due to the restricted site, all thre blocks were buit in a single building.

Photograph courtesy of Posco Energy Co Ltd
Posted 3 May 2015

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated04-Feb-2017

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