Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and construction company Daelim Industrial will supply a boiler to the 1,000MW Shinseocheon Thermal Power Plant being built in South Korea.

Korea Midland Power (Komipo) is constructing the large-scale plant at a site approximately 200km south of Seoul, in the Seocheon County of Chungcheong Province. It is scheduled to begin operations in 2019.

Komipo is a subsidiary of electric power supplier Korea Electric Power (Kepco), which owns and operates several coal-fired, oil-fired, and natural-gas-fired gas-turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) plants.

MHPS is also supplying two M501GAC gas turbines for Komipo’s combined heat and power supply plant in Seoul, under a separate order.

"The decision will increase the country’s nuclear reactors to 36 by 2029, from the current 23, with 11 reactors already in the process of development."

Daelim Industrial and MHPS have previously partnered in the construction of power plants in Korea. The Korean company handles civil works as well as the construction of bridges, highways, tunnels, ports and power generation facilities.

Earlier this week, MHPS signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with another subsidiary of Kepco, Korea Southern Power (Kospo), to exchange thermal power generation related technology.

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The MoU is aimed at promoting technical collaboration and joint research between MHPS and Kospo, and have technological liaison with Korea’s Yonsei University.

In June, South Korea decided to scrap the development of four coal power plants with a combined 3,740MW, as they failed to obtain approval due to fuel and transmission facility issues.

The country will, instead, focus on two nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 3,000MW.

The decision will increase the country’s nuclear reactors to 36 by 2029, from the current 23, with 11 reactors already in the process of development.