Shin Boryeong power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-SouthKoreacoal}}Shin Boryeong (Poryong) power station (신보령화력) is a 2,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station next to the existing Boryeong power station in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.


The two units are located about one km to the south of the Boryeong power station, which was built between 1983 and 2008.

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Older plant location

The undated satellite photo below shows the existing Boryeong power station in South Korea, about one km to the north of the new units.

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Background on Boryeong power station

The Boryeong power station consists of 8 coal-fired units of 500 MW each, built from 1983 to 2008, for a combined capacity of 4,000 MW. The scrubbers on Units 3-6 were retrofitted in the late 1990s. It is owned by KOMIPO.[1]

Background on Shin Boryeong power station

Shin Boryeong power station units 1 and 2 are scheduled for completion in 2016-2017.[2]

Due to technical complications, unit 1 is postponed for commissioning to January 2017 and unit 2 to June 2017.[3]

On May 6, 2017, the power station was reported as 98% complete, with unit 1 planned for June and unit 2 in September.[4]

Unit 1 was commissioned on June 29, 2017.[5] Unit 2 began commercial operations in October 2017.[6]

Project Details of Shin Boryeong

  • Sponsor: Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)
  • Location: Boryeong-shi, Chungchengnam-do, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 36.3846129, 126.4861697 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 1: 1,000 MW; Unit 2: 1,000 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2017
  • Coal Type: Bituminous/Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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