Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant

Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant ( Korean: 한빛원자력발전소 ) is located in Yeonggwang-gun, South Jeolla Province, South Korea. This is a large nuclear power plant and one of the top 10 largest nuclear power plants in the world. This power station was first called Yeonggwang and was renamed Hanbit in 2013.

The total installed capacity of Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant is 5875 MW, with 6 pressurized water nuclear reactors.

It began construction on June 4, 1981, and opened its first reactor and started power generation on August 25, 1986. The construction of the last reactor began on November 20, 1997, and was put into operation on December 24, 2002 to generate electricity.

Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant
Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant

6 pressurized water reactors

All Hanbit units are of the pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor type.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 are 3-circuit plants designed by Westinghouse; the main components come from foreign companies, while auxiliary components and site construction are carried out in China.

Unit-3 and Unit-4 are two-circuit combustion engineering (C-E) system 80 factories. The main components and structures are handled in the country according to a technology transfer agreement.

Unit-5 and Unit-6 are based on Ulchin (now Hanul) Unit-3 OPR-1000 South Korean standard nuclear power plant design.

Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant aerial view
Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant aerial view

Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant Data

Country
South Korea
Region
East Asia
Status
In use
Official name
한빛원자력발전소
Other name(s)
Yeonggwang Nuclear Power Plant
Location
Yeonggwang-gun, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
Owner(s)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Official website
yk.khnp.co.kr
Operator(s)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Began
Jun-04, 1981
Opened
Aug-25, 1986
Installed capacity
5875 MW
Units operational
1 × 947 MW 1 × 953 MW 1 × 988 MW 1 × 994 MW 1 × 996 MW 1 × 997 MW
Reactor type
PWR

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Scale ( only within the industry of this building / engineering )
8.4
Technology ( only within the industry of this building / engineering )
8.3
Era-1981 ( The earlier the era, the higher the score,respect the older generation of engineering )
7.7

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