CCGT Plants in South Korea - N to Z
Osan CCGT
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: DS Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 436-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501J gas turbines, CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2016
HRSG supplier: Sedae
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Kepco E&C, Hanwha E&C
Quick facts: This CCGT plant cost $570mn. The site is about 50km south of Seoul. Construction began in Nov 2013 and completed in Mar 2016. The gas and steam turbines were ordered in Dec 2013. KOSPO was the construction manager and the O&M contractor is Korea Power Engineering Service Co. There is also a 24-MW steam-electric plant at this site. DS Power is an SPV of Daesung Industrial Co Ltd

Photograph courtesy of DS Power Co Ltd
Posted 12 Feb 2017

Oseong
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Pyeongtaek Energy Service Co Ltd
Configuration: 833-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: SK E&C
Quick facts: This IPP started construction in Aug 2010 and went into operation in Jun 2013. It is the largest CCGT CHP plant in South Korea and is owned by SK E&C. Pyeongtaek WSCO secured Won 550bn of financing from a syndication of lenders including The Korea Development Bank, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co Ltd., Korea Finance Corporation, Industrial Bank of Korea, Woori Bank, Dongbu Insurance Co Ltd., Kyobo Life Insurance Co, Ltd., Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives, Hanwha Non-Life Insurance, LIG Insurance Co Ltd, Shinhan Life Insurance, Heungkuk Life Insurance, Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd, Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd, and KT Capital.

Photograph courtesy of blog.daum.net
Posted 4 May 2014

Paju
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Korea District Heating Co
Configuration: 515-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT6-8000H gas turbines CHP
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: BHI Co
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Ekono, Daewoo, Hyundai, Posco E&C
Quick facts: At completion this was the largest CCGT CHP plant on the KDHC system and serves about 50,000 customers in Paju Gyoha New Town. The project was first approved in 2003 at 350 MW and expansion to 515 MW was permissioned in 2006. Operation began in Jan 2011.

Photograph courtesy of www.todayenergy.kr
Posted 28 May 2011

Paju Energy
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: SK E&S Co Ltd
Configuration: two 900-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with M501F gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2017
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: SK E&C
Quick facts: .Construction on the Paju CCGT started in Oct 2014 and it went online on 1 Jan 2017, somewhat ahead of schedule. This is the first PS in the world using US shale gas from the Sabine Pass terminal and fuel is also secured from Gorgon in Australia, both directly imported by SK. The power plant capex was abou KRW 758.9bn.

Photograph courtesy of SK E&S Co Ltd
Posted 4 Feb 2017

Pocheon
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Pocheon Power Co Ltd
Configuration: two 780-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with M501GAC gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Doosan, Melco
EPC: Daelim, Taeyoung E&C
Quick facts: In April 2011, MHI received an order for the main equipment for Pocheon PS. MHI manufactured three of the gas turbines while Doosan built the other under MHI license. MHI also secured a 16yr, service and maintenance contract. Pocheon Power is an IPP invested by Daelim Industrial, Taeyoung Engineering and Construction Co Ltd, investment funds affiliated with the Korea Development Bank, and Mitsubishi Corp. Construction began in Sep 2011 and the first block went online to schedule in May 2014. The plant is connected to a new 345kV substation built by KEPCO at Sinpocheon.

Photograph courtesy of Pocheon Power Co Ltd
Posted 23 Aug 2014

Pohang Finex
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Operator: Posco
Configuration: 146-MW single-shaft CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: Finex offgas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Posco E&C
Quick facts: Operations at the Posco steel works began in the early 1970s with a workforce of only 39 people. Today, Posco has more than 50,000 employees, and with an annual production volume of 30mn tons, the company is now the world’s fourth-largest steelmaker. The Finex process was developed by Posco and Siemens and uses a fluidized bed reactor in which carbon monoxide stirs up ore fines at a temperature of around 800°C followed by a series of reactors whose product is small pieces of sponge iron. These are compacted and fed into a melter gasifier charged with oxygen. The resulting gas consists of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. This is used as a reduction gas in the FBR and low-Btu export gas from this process can be used for power generation. This was South Korea's first CCGT plant using Finex gas.

Photograph courtesy of Posco E&C
Posted 8 Mar 2009

Pusan CC
Location: Busan-gwangyoksi
Operator: Korean Southern Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 450 MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2000-2004
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 14 Aug 2004

Poryong CC
Location: Chungcheongnam-do
Operator: Korean Midland Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT24A gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1997-2000
HRSG supplier: Hanjung
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Hyundai
Quick factsr: The site also has 8 coal-fired units.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 5 Aug 2004

Pyongtaek CC
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Korea Western Power Co
Configuration: 513-MW, 4+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines, 950-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with M501J gas turbines
Fuel: LNG, oil
Operation: 1992-2014
HRSG supplier: Hanjung, Sedae
T/G supplier: GE, Hanjung, MHI, Melco
EPC: Kepco, Daewoo E&C, Lotte E&C, Daejo Construction
Quick facts: Pyongtaek is near the Seohae Grand Bridge. The original steam plant was extended twice with CCGT blocks. The second block was pordered through Marubeni in Mar 2012 and went into combined-cycle operation in Oct 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Western Power Co
Posted 11 Apr 2015


Sejong City
Location: Chungcheongnam-do
Operator: Korea Midland Power Co
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M701F gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: KEPCO, Doosan
Quick facts: In Jun 2010, Korea Midland went out for design bids for the Sejong City cogen project. KEPCO E&C was awarded the contract in Aug 2010. In Oct 2011, Doosan signed a $263mn contract to supply core facilities and equipment. The project completed to schedule on 30 Nov 2013 at a total cost of 550bn won.Korea District Heating cooperated in the projct and is the offtaker of 391 Gcal/hr of heat. The site is 67,007m².

Photograph courtesy of www.inews365.com
Posted 21 May 2014

Seoinchon Kowepo
Location: Incheon
Operator: Korea Western Power Co
Configuration: 8 X 264-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with 7001FA+e gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1992
HRSG supplier: Hanjung
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Kopec, Daewoo
Quick facts: This is the first phase of one of the world's largest CCGT sites. The plant is located next to the Yeongjong Grand Bridge, a gateway to Incheon International Airport. Construction began in 1990. In Apr 2006, GE completed a gas turbine upgrade at SeoIncheon. This involved replacing the original 7F machines in the Phase-II plant with 7FA+e machines.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Western Power Co
Posted 11 Apr 2015

Taean IGCC
Location: Incheon
Operator: Korea Western Power Co
Configuration: 380-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FBgas turbine
Fuel: syngas
Operation: 2016
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Kepco, Daewoo
Quick facts: In Nov 2008, Shell Gas & Power signed a coal gasification licence contract with Kowepo to support development of South Korea's first IGCC power plant at a the coastal Taean TPP site 20km northwest fof Taean City. The project has a single-train gasifier converting approximately 2,670 tpd of coal into syngas. The government-funded demonstration project was sponsored by MKE, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Kowepo, and Doosan. In April 2011, Kepco E&C signed an engineering services contract for the plant and construction go underway in Nov 2011. Commercial operation was on 22 Aug 2016 after 57mos of construction and about 9mos of tesing the syngas plant. testing .The cost was about KRW 1.3tn.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Western Power Co
Posted 24 Aug 2016

Ulsan CC 4
Location: Ulsan
Operator: Korea East-West Power Co
Configuration: 948-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M701J gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013-2014
HRSG supplier: Sedae Enertech
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: KEPCO, Marubeni, Daelim
Quick facts: This extension at EWP's 8ac coastal site began construction in May 2012 and the GTs entered simple-cycle service on 13 July 2013, 18 days ahead of schedule. Construction on the steamer started in Aug 2013 and it went commercial on 31 Jul 2014. The Ulsan CC 5 project cost about $800mn and took 8mos of planning and permitting and 27mos for the full construction cycle. No safety incidents occurred during construction.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 13 Sep 2014

Yulchon-I
Location: Chollabuk-do
Operator: Meiya Power Co
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004-2005
HRSG supplier: Doosan (CMI)
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: In 1996, Hyundai Energy secured a generator license and a PPA with Kepco for this $300mn plant at Yulchon Industrial Complex and then shopped the project to private power companies. In Dec 2001, Mirant Corp agreed to acquire Hyundai Energy. A year later, Meiya Power Co Ltd announced the acquisition of 100% of Mirant Yulchon Generation Co Ltd and project financing was completed in Jan 2003. The key component was a limited recourse loan of $220mn from Korea Development Bank.

Photograph courtesy of CMI HRS
Posted 9 Mar 2006

Yulchon-II
Location: Chollabuk-do
Operator: Meiya Power Co
Configuration: 950-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501J gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013-2014
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: On 25 Jun 2012, MPC acquried the environmental license for the Yulchon-II CCGT project from the Ministry of Knowldege and Economu.. The Yulchon-II steam commissioned on 6 Jun 2014, about 3wks ahead of schedule. This was the first MHI 501J machine commissioned in CCGT mode outside Japan.

Photograph courtesy of CMI HRS
Posted 9 Mar 2006

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Feb-2017

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