Coal-Fired Plants in Mongolia
Choibalsan
Location: Dornod
Operator: Eastrn Energy System
Configuration: 2 X 6 MW, 2 X 12 MW CHP
Operation: 1982
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Technopromexport
T/G supplier: Technopromexport
Quick facts: Choibalsan is the 4th largest city in Mongolia. It is in the far eastern part of the country not far from the frontier with Inner Mongolia.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Posted 10 Aug 2014

Dalanzadgad
Location: Omnogobi
Operator: Dalandzadgad Heat & Power Station SSH Co
Configuration: 2 X 3 MW CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: This cogeneration plant took three years to build and was funded with a concessional loan from the Korean government.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai
Posted 22 Aug 2004

Power Plant-2
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Operator: Thermal Power Plant-2 SSH Co
Configuration: 3 X 12 MW CHP
Operation: 1969
Fuel: subbituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Technopromexport
T/G supplier: TPE, SEP-ELEC
Quick facts: In Bangol district.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Posted 6 Aug 2014

 

Power Plant-3
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Operator: Thermal Power Plant-3 SSH Co
Configuration: 4 X 12 MW, 4 X 25 MW CHP
Operation: 1969
Fuel: subbituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Belgorod
T/G supplier: Kaluga
EPC: Technopromexport, Ukrenergoprom
Quick facts: In 2000, the Asian Development Bank made a $40mn loan to rehabilitate the plant, which is a key source of electricity and district heating for the caopital region. The main rehabilitation activities were conversion to direct firing, partial-pressure part replacement, milling/drying system refurbishment, firing system replacement, and instrumentation and control upgrading. A key challenge for the project was the limited budget, which required the retention of the main equipment and minimisation of intervention. Following refurbishment, the boiler efficiency was returned to the design level of around 85% (HHV) and the refurbished units operated at design capacity once again. Dust and NOX emissions were reduced by about a third. Contractors were ABB sadelmi, ABB CE SpA, and Marubeni.

Photograph courtesy of Thermal Power Plant-3 SSH Co
Posted 10 Feb 2008

Power Plant-4
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Operator: Thermal Power Plant-4 SSH Co
Configuration: 3 X 80 MW, 3 X 110 MW CHP
Operation: 1981-1989
Fuel: subbituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Technopromexport
T/G supplier: LMZ, UMTZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: This is Mongolia's largest power station and provides approximately 70% of the power and 60% of the heat for Ulaanbaatar. With parts and services from the original Russian suppliers increasingly difficult to obtain, the Japanese government extended grants and soft loans to upgrade plant facilities. In 1996, Yokogawa Electric was contracted to replace the control systems, field sensors and control valves for Units 1-4.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Re-posted 10 Aug 2014

Abbreviations

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

Updated 06-Aug-2016

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