Coal-Fired Plants in China - Shanxi
Datong-2
Location: Shanxi
Operator: GD Power Development Co
Configuration: 6 X 200 MW CHP, 2 X 600 MW, 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 1984-2009
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang, Harbin
EPC: Shanxi Electric Power Exploration and Design Institute
Quick facts: The first phase at Datong-2 comprising six 200-MW CHP units was under construction from Oct 1978 to Nov 1988. The second phase of 2 X 600 MW air-cooled units was a 60:40 investment of GD Power and Beijing International Power Development. These units went online in Apr and Jul 2005, respectively. Finally, GD Power had two 660-MW air-cooled supercritical sets approved by NDRC in Apr 2007 and these units commissioned in May and Sep 2009, respectively. The plant is connected to the 500kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of China Guodian Corp
Posted 30 May 2010

Datong Mine
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Datong Coal Mine Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 50 MW
Operation: 2006-2007
Fuel: waste coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin Haqi Industrial Development
Quick facts: This air-cooled plant has CFB boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Datong Coal Mine Group Co Ltd
Posted 27 Dec 2011

Hequ
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Luneng Hequ Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 600 MW
Operation: 2004-2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Shandong Electric Power Design Institute, SEPCO III
Quick facts: In Aug 2002, construction got underway on two subcritical 600-MW units as Phase-I of Hequ power plant, joinlty invested by Shandong Luneng Group (60%), Shanxi Energy Group (30%), and Shanxi International Electricity Group (10%). The two units came online in Nov 2004 and Jan 2005, respectively. China Construction Bank supplied a Rmb 3.49bn credit for the Rmb 4.42bn first phase, which is fueled by mines at Shanping and Xunzhen. Two air-cooled, 600-MW supercritical units were then installed.

Photograph by 黄河山曲 (Panoramio)
Re-posted 1 Jun 2013

Hepo 5&6
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 350 MW CHP
Operation: 2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute, Shanxi Electric Power Construction No 3 Engineering Co
Quick facts: In Nov 2010, Shanxi International Electricity received NDRC permission to add two 350-MW, supercritical CHP units to the Hepo power station in Yanquan ETDZ, Yanqquan City. Construction began on 15 Sep 2013, and the first unit went commercial on 30 Jan 2016 followed by the cond unit on 15 Jul 2016. Four smaller units at the site were closed in Mar 2016

Photograph courtesy of Northwest Electric Power Design Institute
Posted 20 Feb 2017

Linfen
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Shanxi Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This project is in Jindian Youdu District, Linfen City. Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd and Linfen Hexi Thermal Power Co Ltd jointly funded the construction of these two subcritical at a cost of 3,092mn yuan. Construction began on 20 Aug 2009, Unit-1 completed on 15 Dec 2010 and Unit-2 on 4 Jan 2011.

Photograph courtesy of dlzj.cec.org.cn
Posted 9 Nov 2014

Shanxi Guofeng
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: gangue
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Shanxi No 4 Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts: This air-cooled, CFB project was tendered in Dec 2013. Unit-2 commissioned on 5 Nov 2015. The plant has semidry FGD, sorbent injection, and SNCR.

Photograph courtesy of Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Posted 9 Jan 2016

Shanxi Tianshi
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Tianshi Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: gangue
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Harbin, Dongfang
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, Liaoning Hi-Tech Energy Group
Quick facts: In May 2001, this Rmb 260mn power project commissioned in Liangshi County, Jinzhong City. This was the first gangue project in the province and was jointly invested by Shanxi International Electricity (49%), J-Power (24%), Lingshi County Electric Power Development Co Ltd (15%), and Sojitz (China) Investment Co (12%). It designed to use 400,000 tpy of gangue and other coal waste.

Photograph courtesy of Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Posted 27 Mar 2011

Shendong Baode
Location: Shanxi
Operator: China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Nanjing
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, Liaoning Hi-Tech Energy Group
Quick facts: CFB boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute
Posted 27 Mar 2011

Shentou-2
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Datang Shentou Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Operation: 1992-2005
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Tlmace
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Skoda
Quick facts: In 2000, Datang Power acquired a 60% interest in the second phase at Shentou, which started construction in Aug 2002. In Dec 2004, Shentou-3 entered operation 16mos ahead of schedule. The plant is connected at 500kV to the BTT grid. The cost of Units 3&4 is estimated at CNY 4.73bn. In June 2004, the initial tariff for Shentou-2 was set at Rmb 270/MWh.

Photograph courtesy of Skoda Export
Posted 6 Apr 2006

Xuangang
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Datong Coal Mine Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is a minemouth, air-cooled, supercritical project. The two units were declared commercial in Jul 2010. Coal burn is expected to be 3.35mn tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Xinhua News Shanxi
Posted 20 Jul 2011

Yangquan-2
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Yanguang Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 320 MW
Operation: 1996-1999
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Shanxi Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: In 1993, construction got underway on the first two 300-MW set at Yangquan-2 near Weicheng City. Two more went online in 1999. All four units were up-rated to 320-MW beginning in Jan 2010 and completeing in Jan 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Posted 9 Jan 2016

Yaoguang
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Shanxi Yaoguang Coal and Electricity Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 200 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: waste bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shanghai
Quick facts: This CFB station is in Pingyao County, Jinzhong Prefecture It is owned by Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd. The air-cooled project has semi-dry FGD and baghouses filter. It uses gray water from the count STP and connects to the grid with two 220kV lines. Construction began in Apr 2008, and the sets went online in Sep and Oct 2009, respectively. The stack is 210m tall. Yaoguang cost Rmb 2.03bn.

Photograph courtesy of Shanxi International Electricity Group Co Ltd
Posted 22 Dec 2014

Yungang
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 220 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Northeast China International Electric Power Corp
Quick facts: These two air-cooled units took less than 20mos to build from first concrete. All power is supplied via two 220kV transmission lines to the Shanxi grid. Datang owns an 80% stake in Yungang power plant where two 600-MW units were added in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Datang Inernational Power Generation Co
Posted 6 Sep 2008

Zhangshan-I
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Beijing Energy Investment Holding Co
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Harbin
Quick facts: These two units have air-cooled condensers from SPX Cooling and semidry circulating fluidized bed FGD scrubbers from Wuhan Kaidi. These were the first Chinese units of this size with air cooling. The plant is a joint venture with Shanxi International Electric Power Group.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 28 Sep 2008

Zhangshan-II
Location: Shanxi
Operator: Beijing Energy Investment Holding Co
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute

Photograph courtesy of Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute
Posted 27 Mar 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 20-Feb-2017

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