Hanul Nuclear Power Plant

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Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
Hanul (formerly Uljin) Nuclear Power Plant
Hanul (formerly Uljin) Nuclear Power Plant
Official name한울원자력발전소
CountrySouth Korea
LocationGyeongsangbuk-do
Coordinates37°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
StatusOperational
Construction beganUnit 1: January 26, 1983
Unit 2: July 5, 1983
Unit 3: July 21, 1993
Unit 4: November 1, 1993
Unit 5: October 1, 1999
Unit 6: September 29, 2000
Unit 7: July 10, 2012
Unit 8: June 19, 2013
Commission dateUnit 1: September 10, 1988
Unit 2: September 30, 1989
Unit 3: August 11, 1998
Unit 4: December 31, 1999
Unit 5: July 29, 2004
Unit 6: April 22, 2005
Owner(s)Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Operator(s)Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Nuclear power station
Reactor typePWR
Reactor supplierKEPCO/KHNP
Cooling sourceEast Sea
(Sea of Japan)
Power generation
Units operational1 × 968 MW
1 × 969 MW
2 × 997 MW
1 × 999 MW
1 × 998 MW
Make and model2 × France CPI
4 × OPR-1000
Units under const.2 × 1340 MW APR-1400
Units planned2 × 1340 MW APR-1400
Thermal capacity1 × 2785 MWth
1 × 2775 MWth
3 × 2825 MWth
1 × 2815 MWth
Nameplate capacity5928 MW
Capacity factor76.63%
Annual net output39,795 GW·h (2016)

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] It is the third largest operational nuclear power plant in the world and the second largest in South Korea. 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]

Reactors[edit]

Unit Type Capacity
(net)
Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Hanul-1 France CPI 968 MW 26 Jan 1983 10 Sept 1988 [6]
Hanul-2 France CPI 969 MW 5 July 1983 30 Sept 1989 [7]
Hanul-3 OPR-1000 997 MW 21 July 1993 11 Aug 1998 [8]
Hanul-4 OPR-1000 999 MW 1 Nov 1993 31 Dec 1999 [9]
Hanul-5 OPR-1000 998 MW 1 Oct 1999 29 July 2004 [10]
Hanul-6 OPR-1000 997 MW 29 Sept 2000 22 Apr 2005 [11]
Phase II
Shin Hanul-1 APR-1400 1340 MW 21 July 2012 2017 [12]
Shin Hanul-2 APR-1400 1340 MW 19 June 2013 2018 [13]
Shin Hanul-3 APR-1400 1340 MW 2018 (planned) Dec 2022 (planned) [14]
Shin Hanul-4 APR-1400 1340 MW 2019 (planned) Dec 2023 (planned) [15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ulchin Nuclear Power Complex (울진 원자력발전소)". Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). 7 Jan 2014. Retrieved 7 Jan 2014.
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  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.
  14. ^ "Nuclear Power in South Korea". World Nuclear Association.
  15. ^ "Nuclear Power in South Korea". World Nuclear Association.