Yeosu Hanwha power station

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Yeosu Hanwha power station is an operating power station of at least 250-megawatts (MW) in Hanwha Yeosu chemical plant, Yeosu, North Jeolla, South Korea. It is also known as Yosu Hanwha power station, 여수 한화.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Yeosu Hanwha power station Hanwha Yeosu chemical plant, Yeosu, North Jeolla, South Korea 34.82357, 127.66519 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 34.82357, 127.66519

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 125 subcritical 2010
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 125 subcritical 2010

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Hanwha Energy Corp [100.0%]
Unit 2 Hanwha Energy Corp [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): chemicals
  • Captive industry: Both


The plant is located at the Hanwha Yeosu chemical plant in the city of Yeosu. It consists of two 125 MW subcritical steam units that began operating in 2010. It is owned by Hanwha Chemical Corp. of the Hanwha Group.[1]

Yeosu Cogeneration Co., Ltd. was established in 2007. Hanwha Energy was established in 2012.[2][3]

In November 2021, Hanwha Energy and other power station owners entered into a voluntary pollution reduction agreement with the Yeongsan River Basin Environment Agency.[4]

In May 2022, Hanwha Energy signed a contract with TotalEnergies for the supply of LNG to a new 1000 MW plant planned for operation in 2024. The company also discussed plans to convert the Yeosu coal plant to natural gas as well.[5]

In July 2022, an explosion occurred at the power station during a routine equipment inspection.[6]

In February 2023, a fire broke out at the plant's coal unloading facility.[7] While no casualties were reported, locals voiced concern over the frequency of accidents occurring at the coal-fired units over the past seven years. [7]

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