TABLE-S.Korea halts Hanul No.1 nuclear reactor for maintenance

Sun Nov 6, 2016 2:42am GMT
 

SEOUL, Nov 6 (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear operator shut
down the Hanul No.1 nuclear reactor starting from Nov. 5 for
scheduled maintenance that will last about two months. 
    The shutdown of the 950-megawatt (MW) nuclear reactor will
take the total number of reactors offline to 10, according to
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) website.
 
    In the wake of the country's biggest earthquake in
September, state-run company Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co
shut down the Wolsong No.1, Wolsong No.2, Wolsong No.3 and
Wolsong No.4 reactors in September as a precaution. The reactors
have a combined capacity of 2,779 MW. 
    It is not known yet when the plants would restart.
    South Korea operates 25 nuclear reactors including Shin Kori
No.3, which is on a test run. Nuclear power supplies about a
third of the country's electricity. 
    
    Details are as follows:       
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Kori No.1            587     
    Kori No.2 *          650     Maintenance
    Kori No.3            950
    Kori No.4            950
    Shin Kori No.1     1,000
    Shin Kori No.2     1,000     
    Shin Kori No.3     1,400     
    Note: The above reactors are all located in the city of
Busan, over 300 kilometres (190 miles) southeast of Seoul.     
Reactors marked * are currently offline.

        
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanbit No.1*         950     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.2*         950     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.3*       1,000     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.4        1,000
    Hanbit No.5        1,000
    Hanbit No.6        1,000
    Note: They are located in the county of Yeonggwang, over 250
km (155 miles) southwest of Seoul. Reactors marked * are 
currently offline.

    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Wolsong No.1*         679    Precautionary measure          
                       
    Wolsong No.2*         700    Precautionary measure
    Wolsong No.3*         700    Precautionary measure
    Wolsong No.4*         700    Precautionary measure
    Shin Wolsong No.1   1,000
    Shin Wolsong No.2   1,000    
    Note: They are located in the city of Gyeongju, over 300
km(186 miles) southeast of Seoul. Reactors marked * are
currently offline as a precaution after the earthquakes.

    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanul No.1*          950     Maintenance
    Hanul No.2           950     
    Hanul No.3         1,000     
    Hanul No.4*        1,000     Maintenance
    Hanul No.5         1,000     
    Hanul No.6         1,000
    Note: They are located in the county of Uljin, over 200 km
(124 miles) southeast of Seoul. Reactors marked * are currently
offline.

    Details of nine upcoming reactors are as follows (in
megawatts):

    NAME              CAPACITY   DUE DATE
    
    Shin Kori No.4      1,400    March 2017
    Shin Kori No.5      1,400    March 2021
    Shin Kori No.6      1,400    March 2022
    Shin Hanul No.1     1,400    April, 2018
    Shin Hanul No.2     1,400    Feb, 2019
    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
    ** Power plants planned but the government has not yet
approved.
    
    Source: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, which is fully owned by
state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO).

 (Reporting by Jane Chung; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)
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