Hanul Nuclear Power Plant

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Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
Hanul Nuclear Power Plant is located in South Korea
Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
Country South Korea
Location Gyeongsangbuk-do
Coordinates 37°05′34″N 129°23′01″E / 37.09278°N 129.38361°E / 37.09278; 129.38361Coordinates: 37°05′34″N 129°23′01″E / 37.09278°N 129.38361°E / 37.09278; 129.38361
Status Operational
Commission date 1988
Operator(s) Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 942 MW
1 × 945 MW
1 × 994 MW
1 × 998 MW
2 × 1001 MW
Units under const. 2 × 1350 MW
Nameplate capacity 5,881 MW (installed)
8,581 MW (max. planned)
Annual generation 48,160

The Hanul Nuclear Power Plant (originally the Uljin NPP Korean: 울진원자력발전소) is a large nuclear power station in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province of South Korea. The facility has six pressurized water reactors (PWRs) with a total installed capacity of 5,881 MW. The first went online in 1988.[1] [2] The plant's name was changed from Uljin to Hanul in 2013.[3]

On 4 May 2012, ground was broken for two new reactors, Shin ("new") Uljin-1 and -2 using APR-1400 reactors.[4][5] The APR-1400 is a Generation III PWR design with a gross capacity of 1400 MW. It is the first to use Korean-made components for all critical systems. The reactors are expected to cost about 7 trillion won (US$6 billion), and to be completed by 2018.[4]

Unit Type Net Capacity Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Uljin-1 France CPI 945 26 Jan 1983 10 Sept 1988 [6]
Uljin-2 France CPI 942 5 July 1983 30 Sept 1989 [7]
Uljin-3 OPR-1000 994 21 July 1993 11 Aug 1998 [8]
Uljin-4 OPR-1000 998 1 Nov 1993 31 Dec 1999 [9]
Uljin-5 OPR-1000 997 1 Oct 1999 29 July 2004 [10]
Uljin-6 OPR-1000 997 29 Sept 2000 22 Apr 2005 [11]
Phase II
Shin Uljin-1 APR-1400 1350 21 July 2012 2017 [12]
Shin Uljin-2 APR-1400 1350 19 June 2013 2018 [13]

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  1. ^ "Korea, Republic of". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ulchin Nuclear Power Complex (울진 원자력발전소)". Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). 7 Jan 2014. Retrieved 7 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ "Korean nuclear plants renamed". World Nuclear News. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 21 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "S. Korea starts work on two new nuclear reactors". Yonhap. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Celebrations at South Korean groundbreaking". World Nuclear News. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ulchin-1". Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ulchin-2". PRIS. IAEA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ulchin-3". PRIS. IAEA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ulchin-4". PRIS. IAEA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ulchin-5". PRIS. IAEA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ulchin-6". PRIS. IAEA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "New nuclear in South Korea". World Nuclear News. WNA. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Nuclear Power in South Korea". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). April 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.