October 24, 2017 / 7:28 AM / a year ago

TABLE-Status of South Korea's nuclear reactors

    SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - South Korea will restart the
suspended construction of two new nuclear reactors after a
public opinion survey found support on the matter, but will
abandon its plan to construct six other new nuclear reactors.
            
    The results of a public opinion survey last week found
nearly 60 percent of respondents supported resuming the stalled
construction of two new nuclear reactors.             
    State-run nuclear operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp
(KHNP)             runs 24 nuclear reactors to provide about 30
percent of the country's total power supply.
        
    Details are as follows:
    Reactors marked * are currently offline.
       
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Kori No.1*           587     Permanent closure              
    Kori No.2            650     
    Kori No.3*           950     Maintenance
    Kori No.4*           950     Water level rise
    Shin Kori No.1*    1,000     Maintenance
    Shin Kori No.2     1,000     
    Shin Kori No.3     1,400     
    
    Note: The above reactors are all located near the city of
Busan, over 300 kms (190 miles) southeast of Seoul.      
          
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanbit No.1          950     
    Hanbit No.2          950    
    Hanbit No.3        1,000     
    Hanbit No.4*       1,000     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.5        1,000     
    Hanbit No.6*       1,000     Maintenance
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the county of
Yeonggwang, over 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Seoul.
    
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Wolsong No.1*         679    Maintenance                    
    Wolsong No.2          700        
    Wolsong No.3*         700    Maintenance          
    Wolsong No.4          700    
    Shin Wolsong No.1   1,000    
    Shin Wolsong No.2*  1,000    Maintenance
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the city of Gyeongju,
over 300 km (186 miles) southeast of Seoul. 

    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanul No.1           950     
    Hanul No.2           950     
    Hanul No.3         1,000     
    Hanul No.4         1,000     
    Hanul No.5         1,000     
    Hanul No.6         1,000    
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the county of Uljin,
over 200 km (124 miles) southeast of Seoul.
    
    Details of five reactors under construction (in megawatts):
    NAME              CAPACITY   DUE DATE
    
    Shin Kori No.4      1,400    September 2018
    Shin Kori No.5      1,400    October 2021
    Shin Kori No.6      1,400    October 2022
    Shin Hanul No.1     1,400    April, 2018
    Shin Hanul No.2     1,400    February, 2019
    
    Details of the six new nuclear reactors to be cancelled (in
megawatts):
    NAME                CAPACITY  DUE DATE  
    Shin Hanul No.3     1,400     December,2022
    Shin Hanul No.4     1,400     December,2023
    Cheonji    No.1***  1,500     December 2026
    Cheonji    No.2***  1,500     December 2027
    Undecided  No.1***  1,500     Undecided
    Undecided  No.2***  1,500     Undecided
             
    *** Cheonji No.1 and Cheonji No.2 reactors were planned but
did not gain government approval, and the two power plants with
no name were planned but the location and construction schedule
had not been decided. 
    
    Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, fully owned by
state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO).

 (Reporting by Jane Chung; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
  
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