Coal-Fired Power Plants in South Korea

Donghae
Location: Gangwon-do
Operator: Korean East-West Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 220 MW
Fuel: anthracite coal, RDF
Operation: 1998-1999
Boiler supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Black & Veatch, Kopec, Hanjung
Quick facts: This plant has two 220-MW units with CFB boilers designed for local anthracite, the largest such units in the country. Construction started in early 1993 and Unit-1 went commercial in Oct 1998. Fuel burn is about 1.2mn tpy. During commissioning, the boiler contractor withdrew from the project and KEPCO finished up required modifications to complete the process. A small amount of RDF is used for fuel.

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

Gumi
Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do
Operator: STX Energy
Configuration: 1 X 85 MW CHP
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Operation: 1992
Boiler supplier: Hanjung
T/G supplier: Hanjung
EPC: Samwhan
Quick facts: The Gumi plant was licensed in Jan 1987 and construction started a year later.

Photograph courtesy of Samwhan Corp
Posted 29 Jan 2005

Gunsan
Location: Jeollabuk-do
Operator: Korean Western Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW
Fuel: anthracite coal
Operation: 1968 (ret)
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: This unit and an old 300-MW oil-fired CCGT at Gunsan were replaced with a new 780-MW CCGT. The coal-fired unit was demolished starting on 26 Apr 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Giro (/blog.daum.net/gilo20)
Posted 18 May 2010

Hadong
Location: Gyeongsangnam-do
Operator: Korea Southern Power Co
Configuration: 8 X 500 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1997-2009
Boiler supplier: ABB, Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Doosan
Quick facts: This plant is fueled by imported bituminous coal and took 15yrs to complete at a cost of 4.2tn won. The supercritical units are equipped with FGD scrubbers and other advanced air pollution control equipment and constructed to the Korea Standard Coal Power Plant design. Unit-8 went commercial 27 May 2009 and the plant was dedicated on 2 Jul 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Southern Power Co
Posted 31 Jan 2010

Honam
Location: Jeollanam-do
Operator: Korean East-West Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, heavy oil
Operation: 1973
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi, Korea Heavy Industries
T/G supplier: Alsthom
EPC: Lahmeyer
Quick facts: Honam was originally built to use heavy fuel oil. Units 1&2 were converted to hard coal in 1985 and 1984, respectively. The plant supplies electricity to the Yeosu Industrial Complex, a large petrochemical site with 149 individual companies. The Yeosu Complex is not well connected to the national grid and the Honam power station is therefore scheduled for one of the largest life-extension projects yet undertaken for a Korean coal-fired plant. This will cost KRW 168.1bn.

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

Poryong
Location: Chungcheongnam-do
Operator: Korean Midland Power Co
Configuration: 8 X 500 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1983-2008
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE, Doosan
T/G supplier: Toshiba, GE, Doosan
Quick facts:  Units 3-6 were the first of Korea's standardized 500-MW supercritical coal-fired units. MHI retrofit FGD scrubbers on Units 3-6 in the late 1990s. [Four CCGT blocks also put Poryong in Top 100 plants.]

Photograph courtesy of Korea Electric Power Co
Re-posted 22 Oct 2008

Samcheonpo
Location: Gyeongsangnam-do
Operator: Korean Southeast Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 560 MW, 2 X 500 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, subituminous coal
Operation: 1983-1998
Boiler supplier: CE, KHIC
T/G supplier: GE, KHIC
EPC: Ebasco, Hyundai, KOPEC, KHIC
Quick facts: Units 5&6 are supercritical

Photograph courtesy of Korea Southeast Power Co
Posted 31 Jan 2010

Yongdong
Location: Gangwon-do
Operator: Korean Southeast Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 125 MW, 1 X 200 MW
Fuel: anthracite coal
Operation: 1973-1979
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Hitachi

Photograph courtesy of Korea Southeast Power Co
Posted 30 Jul 2004

Yonghungdo
Location: Incheon-gwangyoksi
Operator: Korean Southeast Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 800 MW, 2 X 870 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal
Operation: 2004-2009
Boiler supplier: Alstom, Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Doosan, Hitachi
EPC: Korea Power Engineering, Hyundai, Doosan, DongAh, SK Construction, Samboo
Quick facts: This power statipon is about 40km from Seoul. The first phase cost $850/kW making it the least-cost coal-fired plant in the country. The integrated control system is based on the Emerson Process Management open-architecture Ovation software.  As the country's most modern coal-fired plant, Yonghungdo was named a 2005 Top Plant by Power magazine. Units 3&4 were uprated and also built to handle lower quality fuels. All units have advanced APC systems and Units 3&4 are also zero discharge.

Photograph courtesy of www.electimes.com
Re-posted 2 Dec 2012

Yosu<
Location: Chollanam-do
Operator: Korean Southeast Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 200 MW, 1 X 330 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Operation: 1975-1977
Boiler supplier: Stein, Babcock Power
T/G supplier: Tosi, Marelli, MHI

Photograph courtesy of Korea Southeast Power Co
Posted 30 Jul 2004

Abbreviations

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

Updated 02-Dec-2012

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