Nuclear Power Plants in Taiwan
Chin San (First Nuclear Plant)
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 636 MW BWR
Operation: 1978-1979
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: Westinghouse
EPC: Ebasco, Taipower
Quick facts: These are Mark-I BWRs. Construction started Dec 1971 and the units went online in Dec 1978 and Jul 1979, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 23 May 2001

Kuosheng (Second Nuclear Plant)
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 985 MW BWR
Operation: 1981-1983
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: Westinghouse
EPC: Bechtel, Taipower
Quick facts: These are Mark-III BWRs. Construction started Aug 1975 and the units went online in Dec 1981 and Mar 1983, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 9 May 2001

Lungmen (Fourth Nuclear Plant)
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,355 MW ABWR
Operation: ??
Reactor supplier: GE, Hitachi, Toshiba
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: S&W, New Asia Construction
Quick facts: In 1982, CE was selected to build the Fourth NPP, but slowing load growth pushed the project off, through the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 until reactor bids were finally called for in Jan 1993. In May 1996, a GE-led consortium won an $1.8bn contract for two ABWRs modeled on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 6&7. Authorization to proceed was in Sep 1996 and in Oct, a budget of $5.5bn was approved for the plant. Excavation stared in Jan 1998, final permits were issued in Mar 1999, and first concrete was placed in Apr 1999. In Oct 2000, a new government and the Executive Yuan announced its decision to cancel the plant and construction was halted until political negotiations allowed the project to restart in Feb 2001. The schedule has slipped repeatedly thereafter due to political wrangling. In Apr 2014, it was reported that constructon would be halted pending further political action. At that time, press reports had it that $10bn had been spent on Lungmen with Unit-1 essentially complete. Photo dated Aug 2009.

Photograph by Hao-Zhong Wang (Flickr)
Re-posted 13 Jul 2013

Maanshan (Third Nuclear Plant)
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 951 MW PWR
Operation: 1984-1985
Reactor supplier: Westinghouse
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel, Taipower
Quick facts: Construction started Apr 1978 and the units went online in Jul 1984 and May 1985, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 2 May 2001

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Jul-2014

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