Coal-Fired Plants in China - Qinghai & Xinjiang
Datang Hutubi
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: Xinjiang Datang Power Generation Co., Ltd.
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: China Datang Technologies & Engineering Co Ltd, Xinjiang Electric Power Design Inst, Tianjin Electric Power Construction
Quick facts: Unit-1 at Datang Hutubi went commercial on 21 Nov 2013. The project has indirect air cooling and the first glass and steel chimney inserts in this size class. The project investment was Rmb 2.63bn.

Photograph courtesy of China Datang Corp
Posted 23 Nov 2013

Hami Dananhu-2
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: China Guodian Corp
Configuration: 2 X 660-MW
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute
Quick facts: This USC project is in Dananhu Town 98km from Hami City. The XInjiang NRDC permitted the project in Oct 2013 and it connects to the Hami-Zhengzhou +/- 800kV HVDC line. Uni-1 went commercial on 29 Sep 2015 and Unit-2 followed on 21 Feb 2016.

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

Kuqa Phase 1
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: China Guodian Corp
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Xinjiang Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts: In Sep 2004, China Guodian broke ground on this pair of units in Kuqa County, Aksu Prefecture, in southern Xinjiang. The units came online in Mar and Dec 2006, respectively, and are connected to the local 220kV grid. The two units cost Rmb 1.2bn and two 350-MW units are in planning. The project is invested by China Guodian (85%), Aksu Guoxing Investment Management Co Ltd (10%) and Kuqa County Assets Management Co Ltd (5%). Kuqa is the western terminus of the West-East gas pipeline and at completion, this was the largest thermal power plant in the area.

Photograph by Wang Xiaodong (www.photo100.com)
Posted 10 Aug 2011

Manas
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: Xinjiang Tianshan Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 100 MW, 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1992-2008
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Beizhong
EPC: Xinjiang Electric Power Design Institute, Xinjiang Beixin Construction Engineering (Group) Co Ltd
Quick facts: In Oct 2008, the second 300-MW set went into operation at Manas, thereby making the site the first 1-GW power station in the province. Unit-7 was put into operation in Jun 2008 and the Phase-III project cost Rmb 2.5bn. Northwest Power Grid Co built 140km of new 220kV line and associated substations to accommodate the new units. Units 7&8 were retrofit with wet limestone FGD scrubbers in 2009 and Units 1-6 had semidry FGD kit fitted in 2010.

Photograph courtesy of tianshannet.com
Posted 7 Aug 2011

Tiechanggou
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: China Guodian Group Corp
Configuration: 2 X 12 MW, 1 X 50 MW CHP
Operation: 1988-2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This CHP plant is in Tacheng region in far western Xinjiang not far from the Kazakh border.

Photograph courtesy of China Guodian Group Corp
Posted 26 May 2010

Urumqi
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: China Resources Power Holdings Co
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Northwest Power Construction Engineering Management, SEPCO
Quick facts: This is a main power station and heating complex in Urumqi. This city of 2.5mn is the furthest inland of any city in the world of its size, being 2,500km from the nearest coastline.

Photograph courtesy of Wuhan Longking Environmental Protection Co
Posted 15 May 2010

Wucaiwan East Hope
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd
Configuration: 9 X 350 MW CHP
Operation: 2013-2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Jilin Electric Power Survey and Design Institute, Hunan Thermal Power Construction Co, Sepco No 1
Quick facts: Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals is part of East Hope Group and was established in Dec 2010 to build an extra-large industrial complex in Jimsar County, Changji Hui AP. If fully realized, this would supply 2.4mn tpy of electrolytic aluminum, 1.2mn tpy of aluminum anode, industrial silicon, and other projects along with a large captive power plant, initially designed to comprise 12 X 350 MW units.

Photograph courtesy of Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Co Ltd
Posted 30 Jan 2015

Wujiaqu
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: Xinjiang Nongliushi Coal & Electricity Co
Configuration: 2 X 1,100 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Sepco No 1, Sepco No 2, Sepco No 3, Hubei Electric Power Construction No 1 Engineering Co
Quick facts: In Jul 2011, Dongfang Electric announced that it had been awarded a contract by Xinjiang Nongliushi C& E four, 1,100-MW, USC T/G sets for the Wujiaqu PS in Wujiaqu City in southern XInjiang. These are the largest thermal generators in China and among the largest worldwide. Unit-1 commissioned on 17 Jan 2014. The plant connects to the 750kV grid and is also supporting Xinjiang Aluminum's electrolytic metal works. The stack is 240m tall.

Photograph courtesy of PowerChina
Posted 25 Jan 2015

Xinjiang Jingang
Location: Xinjiang
Operator: Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Xinjiang Electric Power Engineering Co, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, Shanxi Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts: This project is at the Jingang Circular Economy Industrial Park. Unit-2 went commercial on 30 Nov 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Sepco No 3 Huafeng
Posted 20 Feb 2016

 
Xihai
Location: Qinghai
Operator: Northwest China Electric Power Group
Configuration: 2 X 135 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute, Fourth Engineering Corp of Northwest Power Construction
Quick facts: This project in Haiyan County, Miao Autonomus Prefecture, was originally developed by Panda Energy International.

Photograph by supertomcruise (baidu)
Posted 21 May 2011

Xining City
Location: Qinghai
Operator: State Power Investment Corp
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute, CPI Power Engineering Co Ltd, Anhui Electric Power Construction No 2 Co
Quick facts: In 2012 CPI proposed this TPP for a site in Huangzhong County, Xining City, at around 2,500m elevation. The EIR was accepted in Jun 2014. Unit-2 completed its 168hr commissioning run in Mar 2016.

Photograph courtesy of State Nulcear Power Technology Co
Posted 9 Oct 2016

Abbreviations

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

Updated 20-Feb-2017

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