GS Engineering to build major tidal power plant

South Korean firm GS Engineering and Construction has won a major contract to build a huge tidal power station
File photo shows South Korean construction workers in Seoul. South Korean firm GS Engineering and Construction has won a 3.4-billion-dollar contract to build one of the world's largest tidal power stations.

South Korean firm GS Engineering and Construction said Wednesday it has won a 3.4-billion-dollar contract to build one of the world's largest tidal power stations.

Under the deal signed with the state-run Korea Hydro and Co, GS Engineering will build the power station on the west coast near Gangwha Island, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Seoul.

Construction will start in late 2011 with a view to completion in 2017.

The power station will have a capacity of 1.3 million kilowatts per hour or 2.41 billion kilowatts per year.

In order to produce the same amount of energy, a thermal power plant would require 3.54 million barrels of fuel every year and emit one million tonnes of , the company said in a statement.

is also in the process of building three other tidal power plants on the west coast.


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rgw
Jan 21, 2010
Doomed!!! DOOMED!!!!! The luddite's messenger runs screaming through the ignorant crowd. Stop all research NOW!!!

Jan 21, 2010
Tidal power plant will require overlong barrages, that will create a monstrous environmental impact.
http://en.wikiped...l_impact
I think the aneutronic reactor is the more environment friendly.

Feb 09, 2010
Apparently you dont read much about tidal power. verdantpower.com They are talking about tidal power not just wave power. Which that snake idea was rediculously retared.

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