August 19, 2016 / 7:52 AM / 4 years ago

TABLE-S.Korea to halt Shin Kori No.3 nuclear reactor for maintenance

SEOUL, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Shin Kori No.3
nuclear reactor will be shut down for one month from Aug. 20 for
simple maintenance, the country's nuclear plant operator said on
Friday.
    The reactor in the city of Busan, over 300 kms (186 miles)
southeast of Seoul, is on a test run, said a spokeswoman at
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP). The
shutdown of Shin Kori No.3 will take the number of reactors
offline to four.
    The KHNP spokeswoman did not say when the plant would be
fully operational.
    South Korea operates 25 nuclear reactors, and nuclear power
supplies about a third of its 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     Maintenance
    Shin Kori No.3^    1,400     Maintenance after test run
    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.
^ Shin Kori No. 3 will be under maintenance from Aug. 20 
    
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)

    Hanbit No.1          950
    Hanbit No.2*         950     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.3        1,000
    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                                    
  
    Wolsong No.2         700
    Wolsong No.3         700
    Wolsong No.4         700
    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.

    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: They are located in the county of Uljin, over 200 km
(124 miles) southeast of Seoul. Reactors marked * are currently
offline.

    Details of upcoming 10 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 Yun Hwan Chae; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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