Coal-Fired Plants in China - Guangdong
Chaozhou Sanbaimen
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Mitsui Babcock Harbin Boiler Co
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Northeast China International Electric Power Corp
Quick facts: This power station is in the Sanbaimen Port EDZ in Zhelin Town, Raoping County. The two supercritical units have ESPs, wet limestone FGDs, and low-Nox burners. A 50,000t coal coal unloading facility was built and the plant is connected to the grid at 220kV. Chaozhou cost RMB 5.9bn and is jointly owned with Wenshan Guoneng Investment Co and Chaozhou Xinghua Energy Investment Co. In Nov 2006, two 1,000-MW units were ordered from Harbin for the Chaozhou plant.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong China Business News Network
Re-posted 17 Apr 2010

Guangzhou Nansha Phase II
Location: Guangdong
Operator: China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Dongfang
Quick facts: In Jan 2006, China Resources Power established a new subsidiary to build a cogen plant complex in Guangzhou’s Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone in the center of the Pearl River delta. Nearby industrial complexes include automotive suppliers, chemical plants, the Nansha International Business Center and other heating services customers. Two 180-MW CCGT blocks were built first, followed by the coal units.

Photograph courtesy of China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd
Re-posted 4 Jun 2014

Huaneng Haimen
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Huaneng Power International
Configuration: 2 X 1,036 MW
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Hitachi, Dongfang
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: These units have Alstom seawater FGD systems.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Posted 24 Aug 2011

Huaneng Shantou
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Huaneng Power International
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW, 1 X 600 MW
Operation: 1996-2005
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang, Babcock-Hitachi Dongfang Boiler Co
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Northwest Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This plant is on the outskirts of Shantou City. The first two sets have boilers supplied by Dongfang using technology from Foster Wheeler and Russian-made turbines and generators. The two units went commercial on 1 Jan 1997.  Unit-3 was approved in Mar 2003, construction started on 1 Mar 2004, and the set went commercial on 20 Oct 2005. Coal is mostly from northern Shanxi, transported by rail from the mines to Qinhuangdao port, and then by ship down the east coast of China to a jetty at the plant owned and maintained by the Shantou Port Authority.

Photograph courtesy of Huaneng Power
Posted 12 Jan 2010

Heyuan
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Shenzhen Energy Co
Configuration: 2 X 622 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: MHI, Harbin
T/G supplier: MHI, Harbin
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, SEPCO
Quick facts: The Heyuan site is in Yuancheng District, Heyuan City, 200km north of Shenzhen. The first-phase project was approved in Feb 2007 for an investment of Rmb 5.3bn. These are among the fist ultrasupercritical sets in China and were jointly manufactured by Harbin and MHI.

Photograph courtesy of Shenzhen Energy Co
Posted 1 Jun 2011

Huilai
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Yudean Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW, 2 X 1,000 MW
Operation: 2007-2013
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHDB, Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: In Aug 2005, Guangdong Yudean received NDRC approval for the first phase of the Guangdong Huilai power plant on Jinghai Bay in Huilai County, Jieyang City. The two supercritical first-phase units commissioned in Feb and Jun 2007, respectivley, with a budget of CNY 5.8bn. Two 1,000-MW USC units were added in Jan and Dec 2013, respectively, at a cost of CNY 8.1bn. Huilai is invested by Guangdong Yuedian (65%), Guangdong Investment and Development Co Ltd (25%), and Jieyang City Investment and Development Co Ltd (10%). The project includes a 100,000t dedicated coal-unloading berth.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yudean Group Co Ltd
Re-posted 29 May 2017

Huizhou Cogen
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Shenhua Guohua Electric Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Tianjin Electric Power Construction
Quick facts: This project was planned for four 300-MW units with a total invetment of Rmb 6bn. Full construction on Phase-I began on 8 May 2009. Unit-1 at Huizhou went commercial on 9 May 2010.

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

Jinwan
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Yuedian Group
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
Quick facts: Jinwan is located in Zhuhai’s Gaolan Port Economic Zone. The two supercritical units are jointly invested by Guangdong Yuedian and CKI Holdings.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Maoming 5&6
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Yuedian Group
Configuration: 1 X 210 MW, 1 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 2003-2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin, Dongfang
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Maoming's first units (2 X 25 MW) were built with Soviet assistance. These and 3 X 100 MW follow-on units are now all retired.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Mawan
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Shenzhen Energy Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 300 MW
Operation: 1993-2003
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: North China Electric Power Design Institute, Guangdong Power Engineering Corp, Harbin
Quick facts: Unit-4 has the first domestically-made saltwater FGD scrubber in China. Unit-1 was retrofit with plasma ignition and low NOx combustion technology by Yantai Longyuan Power Technology.

Photograph courtesy of Shezhen Energy Co
Posted 30 May 2011

Nanhai
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Kingsun Energy
Configuration: 2 X 200 MW, 2 X 300 MW, 1 X 600 MW CHP
Operation: 2005-2009
Fuel: coal, coal-water slurry
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Hubei Second Electric Power Construction Engineering Co
Quick facts: The 200-MW units at Nanhai were the largest purpose-built, coal-water slurry boilers in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Hubei Second Electric Power Construction Engineering Co
Posted 1 May 2011

Pinghai
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,000 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: Construction started on 22 Dec 2008 at this site in Huidong County, Huizhou City, and the first unit went commercial on 5 Oct 2010. There are five investors and total investment in the two units is expected to be Rmb 8.5bn. Four more 1,000-MW sets are planned. Design fuel is Indonesian coal and Zhungeer coal. SO3 FGC systems are installed.

Photograph courtesy of Huidong County Government
Re-posted 27 Dec 2010

Shajiao-A
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Yuedian Group
Configuration: 3 X 210 MW, 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1987-1993
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin, Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: Project construction at Shajiao-A started in Oct 1984 and the first unit went online in Apr 1987. The first three sets were uprated to 210 MW. All 5 units have been retrofit with FGD scrubbers.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Shajiao-B
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Shenzhen Guangshen Shajiao B Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 350 MW
Operation: 1987
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Ove Arup, Ewbank Preece, Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Hopewell Construction, Slipform Engineering
Quick facts: In 1979, Hopewell Holdings and Japanese trading company Kanematsu-Gosho proposed to Guangzhou City development of a 2 X 250 MW power station. The original plan did not advance, although Guangdong Province later built the first phase of Shajiao-A. The Hopewell project turned into Shajiao-B built for Shenzhen SEZ as one of the first BOT schemes in China. At completion, shareholders were Hopewell Holdings, China Development Investment, an affiliate of Bank of China, Kanematsu-Gosho Ltd, Yue Xiu Enterprises Ltd, and Shum Yip Development Co Ltd. Construction started on 1 Jul 1985 and Unit-1 was synchronized on 22 Apr 1987 followed by Unit-2 on 22 Jul 1987. Shajiao-B cost about $513mn.

Photograph courtesy of Hopewell Power (China) Ltd
Posted 5 Apr 2008

Shajiao-C
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Guanghope Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW
Operation: 1995-1996
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: G-A
EPC: G-A, Slipform Engineering, Ove Arup
Quick facts: Shajiao-C is on the Pearl River 60km from Guangzhou. Unit-1 was synchronized in 32mos. The "C" station was one of several Chinese plants developed and built by Hopewell Holdings, a property and infrastructure company founded in 1963. In 1993, Hopewell formed and listed Consolidated Electric Power Asia Ltd (CEPA). In 1997, Hopewell sold its interest in CEPA to Southern Energy Asia Inc, a subsidiary of Southern Company from the USA that was later spun off as Mirant. In 2002, CR Power spent $300mn to buy the ownership interest of Mirant. In Oct 2006, Insigma Engineering completed the last of three new FGD scubbers of Alstom design at Shajiao-C. The FGD project contract was signed in Feb 2004.

Photograph courtesy of China Resources Power Holdings Co
Posted 12 Feb 2004

Shanwei Dongzhou
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development CO
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi Dongfang Boiler
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Two 660-MW supercritical sets are under construction at Shanwei Dongzhou and four 1,000-MW USC sets are planned.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 6 Jun 2010

Shanwei Haifeng
Location: Guangdong
Operator: China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1,060 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute, North China Power Engineering Co, Henan No 2 Thermal Power Construction Co, Anhui Electric Power Construction No 2 Co
Quick facts: In Nov 2009, CR Power received preliminary approval from NEA for the Haifeng USC power plant in Haifeng County, Shanwei City. In Sep 2010, Northwest Electric PDI was contracted for engineering and survey work for the project. Construction started in 28 Dec 2012. Unit-2 went commercial on 7 Mar 2015. The project included a 500Kv grid connection and two new heavy wharfs.

Photograph courtesy of China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd
Posted 11 Apr 2015

Sinopec Maoming
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Sinopec
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW, 2 X 100 MW
Operation: 1995-2006
Fuel: petroleum coke, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Ahlstrom, FW
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: G-A, Slipform Engineering, Ove Arup
Quick facts: These units at a petrochemical works are among two dozen FW ACFB boilers purchased by Sinopec to power its operations in various locations. In early 2008, the 100-MW sets set continuous operation records for similar equipment in China. Unit-1 ran for 640 days straight and Unit-2 for 540 days.

Photograph courtesy of Foster Wheeler
Posted 19 Apr 2008

Taishan
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Shenhua Guohua Power
Configuration: 5 X 600 MW
Operation: 2003-2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Tianjin Electric Power Construction, Heilongjiang Power Construction No 1 Co
Quick facts: This site is sized for eight 600-MW units. Unit-2 went commercial on 9 Apr 2004, Unit-3 on 21 Jan 2006, and Unit-5 on 14 Dec 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Provincial People's Network Information Center
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Xinhui Shuangshui
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Jiangmen City Xinhui Renke Power Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW, 2 X 150 MW
Operation: 1992-2004
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: China Metallurgical Construction

Photograph courtesy of China Metallurgical Construction
Posted 5 Jul 2013

Yuehua 5&6
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development CO
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1989-1990
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: Yuehua in Huangpu District, Guangzhou City, had four 125-MW oil-fired units online from 1977-1980. These were retired in 2008-2009. The plant is invested by Guangdong Yuedian (51%) and China Huaneng (49%).

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 6 Jun 2010

Yangxi Zhujiang
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Zhujiang Investment Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW, 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 2009-2013
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC:Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Shanghai, Hunan Power Construction Co
Quick facts: This USC project is on a 1,000ac site in Yangxi County, Yangjiang City. Groundbreaking on Phase-I was in Jun 2007. Units 1&2 commissioned on 30 Sep and 24 Dec 2009, respectively. Units 3&4 completed in Nov and Dec 2013, respectively.

Photograph by Guangdong Zhujiang Investment Co Ltd
Re-posted 1 Mar 2014

Yueyang
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW, 1 X 135 MW
Operation: 1991-2006
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This power plant is in Yangshan County, Qingyuan City.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Yunfu
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW, 2 X 135 MW
Operation: 1989-2002
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Shanghai, Dongfang
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This power station in Hekou Town, Yunfu City was expanded with two 300-MW sets.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

 
Zhanjiang
Location: Guangdong
Operator: Guangdong Electric Power Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW, 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 1995-2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This power station in Chiklan District, Zhanjiang City, was built in two phases. The first phase is invested by Guangdong EPD (76%) and Guohua Energy (24%) and was retrofit with FGD systems in 2007 at a cost of Rmb 510mn. The 600-MW units were built to burn orimulsion by Petroleum Fuel Oil Co, Guangdong EPD and Zhanjiang Port Group Co. Most of the shareholdings are now by Guangdong EPD. The 600-MW sets were converted to coal in 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Zhuhai 1&2
Guangdong
Operator: Cheung Kong Infrastructure
Configuration: 2 X 700 MW
Operation: 2000-2001
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Westinghouse
EPC: Washington Group International
Quick factQuick facts: Two 600-MW supercritical units were added in 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Washington Group Intl
Posted 21 Oct 2001

Abbreviations

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

Updated 29-May-2017

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