SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Western Power Co. is developing indoor coal yards as part of its efforts to tackle the problem of fine dust.
The South Korean electricity power company announced a plan yesterday to slash fine dust emissions by pumping 100 billion won into transforming areas of the Taean Thermal Power Plant into indoor coal storage yards by 2024.
Experts believe Korea Western Power’s new move to go indoors with its coal storage yards will help to reduce fine dust particles from scattering in the air.
From November this year until December 2021, coal yards for Units 5, 6, 7, and 8 at the plant will be incorporated and turned into an indoor coal storage yard boasting a 600,000-ton capacity.
Other coal yards for the rest of the units at the power station including Units 1,2,3 and 4 will be moved indoors beginning in January 2022, with the plan scheduled to be completed by December 2024.
Currently, Korea Western Power is running an indoor coal storage yard with a 750,000-ton capacity for Units 9 and 10 at the Taean Thermal Power Plant and for the facility’s integrated gasification combined cycle technology.