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Integrated Information Management for Power Projects How AVEVA NET is enabling efficient data management for the construction, operation and maintenance of one of Korea's most advanced thermal power plants. Korea's energy demands, post-industrialisation, have rocketed since the 1980s and the country remains a major energy importer; as a result, energy supply continues to be high on the political agenda. Accordingly, its power sector is almost entirely controlled by the state. The South Korean government owns a 51% share in the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) which is responsible for 93% of the country's electricity generation. Korea Southern Power Co. Ltd. (KOSPO), a subsidiary of KEPCO, is one of the country's biggest domestic power providers. KOSPO is today responsible for ten facilities in the country which, with a total generating capacity of 9,240 MW, provide about 11.2% of South Korea's energy. At the 2013 AVEVA World Summit, Mr HeeJong Kim, a senior manager in charge of the deployment of KOSPO's Integrated Construction Management System (ICMS) for power plant construction projects gave a presentation on KOSPO's use of AVEVA NETâ„¢. We spoke to him afterwards to learn more about the system and the future projects it will facilitate. About the project KOSPO has plans for six diverse new power facilities, including wind, combined-cycle and coal power. Of the six projects, the USD $3bn, 57-month Samcheok Thermal Power Project is the first, and by far the largest. The overarching strategy is the provision of Korea's grid with a constant, stable supply of electricity by increasing capacity and developing a diversified energy basket. Samcheok, for example, will be able to burn coal of different grades, thereby effectively avoiding potential supply-chain issues in the future. The innovative coal-fired plant will be located in the north-east of South Korea, and will occupy 2.5 million square metres of reclaimed coastal land.

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