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TT-1. [Half Day]
Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant & Ansan Wetland
TT-2. [Half Day]
Gyeong-in Ara Waterway
TT-3. [Half Day]
Incheon Port
TT-4. [Full Day]
Saemangeum Tidal Dike
* Technical Tour 1-3 : 12:10 ~ 19:00
* Technical Tour 4 : 10:10 ~ 20:00
* Luch Box is included in all tours

 TT-1. Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant & Ansan Wetland
Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant is the world's largest tidal power installation, with a total power output capacity of 254 MW. Construction of the plant began in 2004 and was completed in 2011. It is located about 50 km away from Seoul. Maximum tidal range in Sihwa is about 9 meters in spring tide. Power is generated on tidal inflows only and the outflow is sluiced away. Operation of the Plant contributes to improve the water quality of Lake Sihwa which has been polluted seriously due to cutting off sea water exchanges.
Around the plant was built an theme park which helps to understand the theory of tidal power generation. Observatory and Tidal Culture Center have been under construction and those will be completed in May, 2014. Large-scale Ansan Wetland ranging 1,037,500 is located nearby in order to remove harmful pollutants from upstream rivers and streams.
Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant is the world's largest tidal power installation, providing indirect environmental benefits as well as renewable energy generation.
  Sihwa Lake, 50 km southwest of Seoul, Korea
Generation Type:
  Single-Effect Flood Generation Type
  254 MW (25.4 MW per turbine, 10 units)
Annual Production:
  552 GWh per year
Carbon Offset:
  315,000 tons per year
  KOWACO (Korea Water Resources Corporation)
  Daewoo Engineering & Construction
Construction Period:
  2004 ~ 2010
  $355.1 million

 TT-2. Gyeong-in Ara Waterway
The Center of Logistics, Culture, and Tourism of the Era of West Coast.
The first encounter with the Gyeong-In Ara Waterway is very much anticipated. When Korea's long-cherished dream becomes a reality, the beauty of the vital and culture oriented eco-friendly waterfront spaces will be revealed.
The Gyeong-In Ara Waterway, initiated as the Gulpo River Floodway, is an 18-km((11-mile)-long canal which connects Seoul and the coastal city of Incheon to the Yellow Sea. This boat tour provides a chance to see 15 various bridges including the landmark of Ara Waterway, i.e., Si-Chon extradosed bridge, Baek-Seok cable-stayed bridge, Mok-Sang arch bridge and Gyeyang box girder bridge etc.

 TT-3. Incheon Port
Construction of Container Terminal in Incheon New Port
  The Incheon New Port is constructed in the Songdo Free Economic Zone to accommodate large container ships to and from America and Europe. The Phase 1-1 for six container berths will be completed in 2014, and further construction will be continued for the Era of Incheon New Port, which aims a hub port for growing economy in Asia, handling a variety of goods as well as containers.

Bird-eye View of Phase 1-1
Construction Site in Incheon New Port
Photos of Phase 1-1
Construction Site in Incheon New Port

Construction of International Passenger Terminal in Incheon Port
  The International Passenger Terminal in the Incheon Port, which plays a pivotal role in the transportation of passengers and cargos along with the Incheon International Airport, was designed toward a user-friendly and operation-effective terminal with appropriated wharfs for cruisers and car ferries. The construction will be made within 36 months from November 2013 to October 2016, including a 1,280-m quaywall (430m for cruiser and 850m for car ferry), two floating piers, a 230-m seawall, three connecting bridges, dredging and reclamation, improvement of soft ground, and appurtenant works.
To increase the stability and utilizability of the quaywall, adopted were large wide caissons, concavo-convex slit-wall wave chambers, wave-reflective curved crown, foam-filled fenders, and perforated foot-protection concrete blocks for scour mitigation, along with the increased crest elevation. To increase the utilizability of the floating piers, a large-scale main float, extra-large integrated float, and circular concrete pier were adopted. Also, to increase the stability and hydraulic performance of the float, a high-strength prestressed-concrete float with protruding sides of streamlined bottom was used.
To prepare for the future development of the passenger terminal, a plan to build a cruiser home port was preferentially considered. Accordingly, the water depth at the car ferry wharf was taken deep enough for two cruisers to berth simultaneously. Also planned were a vertically moving quaywall, berths for coastal cruiser and government vessels, and a floating pier for car ferries in the 50,000-ton class.

 TT-4. Saemangeum Tidal Dike
Saemangeum is an estuarine tidal flat on the coast of the Yellow Sea in South Korea. It is located about 200 km south of Seoul. The construction of the Saemangeum dike connecting Gunsan and Buan started in 1991 and completed in 2006. The total length of the dike is 33.9 km, the longest man-made sea barrier certified by Guinness World Records. If the estuary is completely filled, an area of about 400km2 will be added to Korea, making it one of the biggest land reclamation projects in history. Two discharge sluices, named Garyeok and Sinsi, were installed at two different locations in order to drain excessive water during flood season from inside of the basin out to the sea. Participants of the technical tour will visit the dike as well as the Sinsi sluices, enjoying panoramic view of huge estuaries, tidal flats, and a chain of small islands around the dike.

A view of the Saemangeum Seawall
Aerial photo of the Saemangeum Seawall
Aerial photo of the Saemangeum Seawall

Technical Tour Office
Ms. Anna JEONG     Fax : +82-2-6000-8190     E-mail : hotel.tour@icce2014.com