Hanul Nuclear Power Plant

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Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
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Hanul (formerly Uljin) Nuclear Power Plant
Hanul Nuclear Power Plant is located in South Korea
Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Hanul Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea
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
Cooling source Sea of Japan
(East sea of Korea)
Cooling towers no
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
Units planned 2 × 1350 MW
Nameplate capacity 5,881 MW
Capacity factor 93.5%
Annual output 48,160 GW·h

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]
Shin Uljin-3 APR-1400 1350 2018 (planned) Dec 2022 (planned) [14]
Shin Uljin-4 APR-1400 1350 2019 (planned) Dec 2023 (planned) [15]

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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. 
  14. ^ "Nuclear Power in South Korea". World Nuclear Association. 
  15. ^ "Nuclear Power in South Korea". World Nuclear Association.