Gas- and Oil-fired Plants in China, South Korea & Taiwan

Ap Lei Chau
Location: Hong Kong
Operator: Hongkong Electric Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 60, 6 X 125 MW
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1968-1984 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power Ltd, MHI
T/G supplier: English Electric, MHI, Melco
EPC: GEC, Taihei Dengyo Kaisha
Quick facts: Ap Lei Chau Island is also known as Aberdeen Island. In 1964, HK Electric purchased land on the island for a new power station to supplement the North Point plant. By the end of the ALC plant development, HK Electric's transmission system had moved through 66kV to 132kV. The plant chimneys were replaced several times, culminating in this 400ft pair. After relocating a set of gas turbines to the new Lamma power station, the rest of the Ap Lei Chau structures were demolished to make room for the South Horizons housing estate. This consists of 34 buildings ranging to 42 stories developed by Hutchinson Whampoa.

Photograph courtesy of Hongkong Electric
Posted 1 Mar 2009

Caoqiao
Location: China
Operator: Beijing Energy Investment Holding Co
Configuration: 4 X 116 MWt (heat only)
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
Boiler supplier: ??
Quick facts: This large heating plant was one of a number of new-build heat and power projects installed in Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games. Construction started on 28 Dec 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Beijing Energy Investment Holding Co
Posted 28 Sep 2008

Chizhou Cement Plant
Location: China
Operator: Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW, 1 X 17 MW, 1 X 18 MW
Fuel: waste heat
Operation: 2007-2008
Boiler supplier: Anhui Conch Kawasaki Energy Conservation Equipment
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Chizhou cement plant has the third and largest of the waste-heat power plants (WHG) built by Anhui Conch Cement. The first unit took 8mos to build. The WHG projects run off hot gas exhausted from clinker lines and, in the case of Chizou, there are 2 clinker lines and 4 HRSGs for each T/G set. The steam supply system is from original designs by Kawasaki and WHG power plants have now been deployed in about 15 Anhui Conch cement plants.

Photograph courtesy of Anhuii Conch Cement Co Ltd
Posted 22 Nov 2008

Gwangyang Unit-9
Location: Jeollanam-do
Operator: Posco
Configuration: 1 X 100-MW CHP
Fuel: BFG, COG, LDG
Operation: 2006
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Posco E&C
Quick facts: The ninth 100-MW steam set at the Gwangyang steel works was built to take advantage of surplus by-product gases generated by the increased production of crude steel. Steam output is 45 tph. The project started in Nov 2004 and completed in Aug 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Posco E&C
Posted 8 Mar 2006

Hsiehho
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Operation: 1977-1985
Fuel: fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: MHI, Siemens
EPC: Gibsin
Quick facts: This large thermal plant is in northern Taiwan.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 2 May 2001

Inchon
Location: South Korea
Operator: Korea Midland Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW, 2 X 325 MW
Operation: 1970-1978
Fuel: LNG, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: IHI, Stein
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Alsthom
EPC: Hyundai

Photograph courtesy of Korea Electric Power Corp
Posted 15 Jan 2001

Namjeju
Location: South Korea
Operator: Korea Southern Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 10 MW (ret), 2 X 100 MW
Operation: 1980-2007
Fuel: heavy oil
Boiler supplier: MHI, Doosan
T/G supplier: Fuji, MHI, Doosan
EPC: Hanjung, Hyundai
Quick facts: Namjeju 3&4 were dedicated on 30 May 2007 with an audience of 300 persons on hand including Cheolsik Ahn, General Director of MOCIE's Energy Industry Department. Kospo is now supplying about half of Jeju Island's electricity. The site also hosts four 10-MW, MAN B&W 7K60MCS heavy-fuel gensets built in the early 1990s by Hanjung.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Southern Power Corp
Posted 28 Jun 2008

Shanghai Weigang
Location: China
Operator: Meiya Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW
Fuel: BFG
Operation: 2000
Boiler supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: China National Electric Equipment Corp
Quick facts: This is an inside-the-fence, captive power plant at Shanghai No 1 Iron and Steel Group Co Ltd. It was originally developed by a JV of Baosteel and Canada's West Coast Energy. The EPC contract was signed in Sep 1997 and commercial operation began in Jun 2000. It is China’s first power plant of this scale totally fueled by BFG.

Photograph courtesy of China National Electric Equipment Corp
Posted 17 Apr 2010

Tongling Cement Plant
Location: China
Operator: Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW, 1 X 30 MW
Fuel: waste heat
Operation: 2007
Boiler supplier: Anhui Conch Kawasaki Energy Conservation Equipment
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Anhuii Conch Cement Co Ltd
Posted 4 Dec 2008

Ulsan
Location: South Korea
Operator: Korea East-West Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 200 MW, 3 X 400 MW
Operation: 1970-1981
Fuel: heavy oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens, BBC
EPC: Lahmeyer, Siemens, BBC, Daewoo
Quick facts: Ulsan 4-6 were the last large-scale oil-fired sets built by KEPCO.

Photograph courtesy of Korea Electric Power Corp
Re-posted 18 Oct 2006

Zhongshan Jiaming
Location: China
Operator: CNOOC Gas & Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Operation: 1997-1998
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Shanghai Power Erection Co No 2
Quick facts: The Zhongshan Jimaing Power Co Ltd was established in Jul 1994 and is majority-owned by CNOOC. Two oil-fired sets were built at this site in Guangdong. In 2005, both units were converted to dual-fuel operation and, in 2009, two CCGT blocks were added to the site.

Photograph courtesy of CNOOC
Posted 25 May 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 08-Oct-2011

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