Incheon Tidal Power Station

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Incheon Tidal Power Station
Incheon Tidal Power Station is located in South Korea
Incheon Tidal Power Station
Location of Incheon Tidal Power Station in South Korea
Country South Korea
Location Incheon Bay
Coordinates 37°29′48″N 126°20′32″E / 37.49667°N 126.34222°E / 37.49667; 126.34222Coordinates: 37°29′48″N 126°20′32″E / 37.49667°N 126.34222°E / 37.49667; 126.34222
Status Proposed
Commission date June 2017
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Tide
Type Tidal barrage
Power generation
Units operational 44 × 30MW
Nameplate capacity 1,320 MW
Annual output 2.41 TWh

The Incheon Tidal Power Station is a large tidal power station proposed for Incheon Bay, South Korea. The facility is designed to top 1,320 megawatts (1,770,000 hp) in generating capacity with the help of 44 water turbines rated at 30 megawatts (40,000 hp) each, which would make this facility the largest of its kind in the world. The construction and developments costs are expected to reach 3.9 trillion (US$3.4 billion), of which would be entirely covered by private funding. The station is expected to generate up to 2.41 TWh of energy annually.[1][2]

Planning for the project was halted in 2012 following environmental concerns [3] since when there has been no news as to when it might proceed or be formally cancelled.

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