Coal-Fired Plants in China - Gansu & Ningxia
Datang Gangu
Location: Gansu
Operator: Datang Gansu Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Beijing Beizhong
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute, Chongqing Electric Power Construction Corp
Quick facts: In Aug 2006, first concrete was poured for these two units and the plant entered commercial operation in Dec 2007. These are air-cooled units with ESPs, wet limestone scrubbers, low-Nox combustion systems, and zero water discharge. The site in Gangu County, Tianshui Prefecture, was originally built in 1969 with two 12-MW units, closed in June 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Datang Gansu Power Generation Co
Posted 3 Aug 2010

Guohua Ningdong
Location: Ningxia Hui
Operator: Shenhua Guohua Electric Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: bituminous coal, waste coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shandong Electric Power Design Engineering Consulting Institute
Quick facts: This minemouth CFB project started construction on 18 Jun 2008. It is directly supplied by conveyor belt.

Photograph courtesy of Shenhua Guohua Electric Power Corp
Posted 5 May 2013

Jingyuan-2
Location: Gansu
Operator: SDIC Huajing Power Holdings Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 320 MW, 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1996-2007
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: China Power Complete Equipment Co
Quick facts: The Jingyuan-2 power plant development compay was formed in 1995 to develop this minemouth plant. Ownership is by SDIC (51.22%), Meiya Power (30.73%), Gansu Electric Investment Co Ltd (15.37%) and China Guodian Corp (2.68%). The first two units were uprated from 300 MW.

Photograph courtesy of SDIC Huajing Power Holdings Co Ltd
Posted 14 Mar 2010

Ningxia Lingwu
Location: Ningxia Hui
Operator: Huadian Power International Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW, 2 X 1,060 MW
Operation: 2007-2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Shanghai, Dongfang
EPC: SEPCO3, Ningxia Electric Power Construction
Quick facts: Unit-4 completed its 168hr run on 24 Apr 2011, 8mos ahead of schedule after 25mos of construction. This is now the largest thermal power plant in Northwest China. The 1,060-MW, USC sets were the largest air-cooled units built to date.

Photograph courtesy of www.nx.xinhua.org
Posted 4 Jun 2011

Pingliang-1
Location: Gansu
Operator: Huaneng Power International
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 2000-2003
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This large mine-mouth plant is in Ershilipu, Pingliang, the border region between Shaanxi, Gansu and Ningxia. The plant was initially developed by a JV of China Northeast Power Group (55%), Gansu Power Construction Investment Corp (35%) and Gansu Provincial Power Corp (10%). In Jan 2005, Huaneng Power assumed management control. Phase-I of the power plant covers an area of 64ha and cost Rmb 5.18bn. Construction on the first pair of units started in Jun 1998 and they went commercial on 6 Sep 2000 and 30 Jun 2001, respectively. Construction on the second pair of units began in May 2001 and they came online on 5 Jun 2003 and 30 Nov 2003, respectively. Two 600-MW, air-cooled units were added to the site in 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Huaneng Power
Posted 12 Jan 2010

Yongchang
Location: Gansu
Operator: GEPIC Jinchang Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW (ret), 2 X 330 MW CHP
Operation: 1992-2009
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Beijing, Wuhan
T/G supplier: Beizhong
EPC: Northwest Electirc Power Design Institute, Gansu Construction Group, Northeast Electric Authority Second Engineering Company

Photograph courtesy of Gansu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd
Posted 20 Oct 2012

Yuanyang Lake
Location: Ningxia Hui
Operator: Shandong Luneng Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Shandong Electric Power Engineering & Consulting Institute, Ningxia Electric Power Construction
Quick facts: In Mar 2009, Shandong Luneng began construction on these supercritical, air-cooled units in Lingwu County, Yinchuan City. Unit-1 went commercial on 30 Dec 2010 and Unit-2 was put into operation on 26 Jun 2011. The project connects to the Ningdong-Shandong ±660kV HVDC transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of Zhongshi Yitong Group
Posted 22 Nov 2011

Zhangye
Location: Gansu
Operator: GEPIC Zhangye Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 325 MW CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Gansu No 1 Construction Engineering Co Ltd
EPC: The State Council approved the Zhangye project on 13 May, 2003. The total invesmwent was 2.86bn, 55% funded by GEPIC and 45% by SDIC First concret wsa 28 Apr 2004 and Unit-1 commissioned on 25 Nov 2005. The site is 3,200ac.

Photograph courtesy of Gansu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd
Posted 20 Oct 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 05-May-2013

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