Nuclear Power Plants in South Korea
Kori
Location: Busan
Configuration: 1 X 608 MW, 1 X 676 MW, 2 X 1,000 MW PWR
Operation: 1978-1986
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: Gilbert, Wimpey, WH, Bechtel, Hyundai, KOPEC

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
Re-posted 30 Jun 2007

Shin-Kori
Location: Busan
Configuration: 2 X 1,050 MW PWR
Operation: 2011-2012
Reactor supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Daewoo, Kopec, Hyundai, Daelim, SK Corp
Quick facts: These are the launch examples of the OPR-1000+ reactor design. First concrete for Unit-1 was in Jun 2006, fuel load was in Jun 2010, and the unit went to full load at the end of Nov 2010. Commercial operation was declared on 28 Feb 2011. Unit-2 went commercial on 23 Jul 2012. The total construcion duration for both units was 143mos.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Electric Power Corp
Re-posted 6 Apr 2011

Shin-Wolsung
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Configuration: 2 X 1,050 MW PWR
Operation: 2012-2013
Reactor supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Daewoo, Kepco E&C, Samsung, GS E&C
Quick facts: This is the second OPR-1000+ plant. Construction started on Unit-1 in Oct 2005, fuel load was in Dec 2011, and the unit went commercial on 31 Jul 2012 after a 10-day reliability run. Construction took 78mos.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
Posted 5 Sep 2012

Ulchin
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Configuration: 2 X 950 MW, 4 X 1,000 MW PWR
Operation: 1988-2005
Reactor supplier: Framatome, Korea Heavy Industries, Combustion Engineering, Doosan
T/G supplier: Alsthom, GE, Korea Heavy Industries
EPC: Framatome, Korea Heavy Industries, Dong Ah Construction, KOPEC
Quick facts: Construction on Ulchin-1 started in Sep 1983 and it went commercial in Sept 1988. The first two units had Korean equipment and service content of about 40%.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Wolsung
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Configuration: 1 X 600 MW, 3 X 700 MW CANDU
Operation: 1983-1999
Reactor supplier: AECL
T/G supplier: Parsons, GE, Korea Heavy Industries
EPC: AECL, KOPEC
Quick facts: Unit-1 was built on a turnkey basis. Construction started in May 1977 and the unit went online in Apr 1983. Unit-3 was built in 58mos.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
Posted 21 Sep 2005

Yonggwang
Location: Jeollanam-do
Configuration: 2 X 950 MW, 4 X 1,000 MW PWR
Operation: 1986-2002
Reactor supplier: Framatome, Korea Heavy Industries, Combustion Engineering, Doosan
T/G supplier: Alsthom, GE, Korea Heavy Industries
EPC: Framatome, Korea Heavy Industries, Dong Ah Construction, KOPEC
Quick facts: Construction on Ulchin-1 started in Sep 1983 and it went commercial in Sept 1988. The first two units had Korean equipment and service content of about 40%.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Abbreviations

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

Updated 05-Sep-2012

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