Coal-Fired Plants in Taiwan
Location: Hualien Co
Operator: Ho-Ping Power Services Corp
Configuration: 2 x 660 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation : 2002
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: The power station is owned by Ho-Ping Power Co, a joint-venture of Taiwan Cement Corp and a wholly owned subsidiary of CLP Power Asia. It is located in Hualien County. Combustion by-products are used in an adjacent cement plant.

Photograph by Zhan Shuei Huo and courtesy of CLP Group
Posted 18 Mar 2005

Hsinta Steam
Location: Taipei Co
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW, 2 X 550 MW
Fuel: coal, fuel oil
Operation : 1982-1986
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W
T/G supplier: MHI, GE, Melco
EPC: GIBSIN Engineers Ltd
Quick facts: Hsinta is south of Kaohsiung Harbor. Units 3&4 were the first of Taipower's standardized 550-MW coal-fired units.

Photograph by Oliver Wu (flickr)
Posted 23 Dec 2013

Location: Tainan Co
Operator: Taiwan Cogeneration Corp
Configuration: 1 X 48 MW CHP
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2000
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Fuji
Quick facts: This plant in Taiwan's Kuan-Tien Industrial Park has a compact ACFB boiler.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Cogeneration
Posted 18 Aug 2002

Location: Taipei Co
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 329 MW, 1 X 380 MW, 2 X 150 MW GT
Fuel: bituminous coal, fuel oil, distillate oil
Operation : 1968-1998 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Riley, MHI
T/G supplier: WH, EE
Quick facts: The steam-electric units went commercial in Jul 1968 and Mar 1972, respectively. They were extensively overhauled in 1989 and 2006 (Unit-1) and 1995 and 2005 (Unit-2). The units burned about 1.7mn tpy of coal from Australia and Indonesia. The old Linkou plant closed in 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 12 Feb 2011

Linkou Renewal
Location: Taipei Co
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 800 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 2016-2017
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, Pacific Engineers & Constructors Ltd, CTCI Corp
Quick facts: In Jul 2008, Taiwan’s EPA approved construction of three 800-MW, USC units to replace old sets at Taipower’s Linkou plant, 20km west of central Taipei. To secure the agreement, Taipower said it would plant 1mn trees to compensate for emissions from the new plant. In Sep 2011, MHI and CTCI received a full-turnkey BTG order for the three new sets. Mitsubishi Corp handled the trade particulars. These are Taipower’s first units at this rating. Unit-1 will be built on available space, Unit-2 will be installed on the site of the two existing gas turbines and Unit-3 will be on the site of existing Units1&2. The total estimated cost of the Linkou Renewal project is NT$152.9bn.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 22 Jan 2016

Location: Yunlin County
Operator: Mailiao Power Co
Configuration: 7 X 600 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, fuel oil
Operation : 1999-2002
Boiler supplier: MHI, Alstom
T/G supplier: Fuji, MHI, Melco
EPC: Commonwealth Engineers Co Ltd, GIBSIN Engineers Ltd
Quick facts: In Dec 1996, Taipower signed its first IPP PPA when the utility agreed to purchase 1,350-MW from this coal-fired plant at Mailiao. This facility consists of seven conventional steam-electric units, five run as an IPP by Mailiao Power Co and two cogen sets operated by Formosa Plastics (FP), all at the site of FP's massive petrochemical plant. Four coal domes were constructed for indoor coal storage. Each dome is 120m in diameter and 60m high with a capacity of 180,000t. The size is sufficient for the storage and supply to seven units.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Economic Affairs
Posted 23 Dec 2013

Location: Taipei Co
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW, 1 X 140 MW, 1 X 200 MW
Fuel: coal, fuel oil
Operation : 1960-1966 (ret)
Boiler supplier: MHI, B&W
T/G supplier: WH
Quick facts: The old Shenao power station is demolished and two 800-MW units are under construction at the site.

Photograph by Monad (Panaramio)
Re-posted 12 Feb 2011

Location: Taichung Co
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 10 X 550 MW
Fuel: bituminous and subbituminous coal
Operation : 1991-2006
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W Canada, Mitsui Babcock
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Gilbert Engineers, BES Engineering
Quick facts: With the additions of Units 9&10, Taichung became the world's largest coal-fired power plant. The plant has been retrofit with FGD and SCR systems. Plant output in 2008 was 42 TWh, 20% of Taipower's production. The plant is connected to the grid via a 345kV switchyard. The total plant investment was about NTD 194.74bn. Unit-3 holds the Taipower continuous run record at 703 days (Mar 2007-Feb 2009). Two 800-MW units may be added at the site.

Photograph courtesy of Changhua Coast Conservation Action
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Location: Kaohsiung City
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW (ret), 2 X 375 MW, 1 X 500 MW, 1 X 550 MW
Fuel: coal, LNG fuel oil
Operation : 1969-1994
Boiler supplier: MHI, B&W Canada
T/G supplier: WH, MHI, GE, Melco
Quick facts: Talin PS is in an industrial area at the southern end of the second Kaohsiung Port area. Development began in 1956. When Unit-3 commissioned on 24 Sep 1972, Talin was the biggest power plant in Taiwan. Coal is sourced from China, Indoneisai, and Australia. Unit-6 is LNG and oil-fired only. Units 1&2 were retired Dec 2012 to make room for Units 7&8 (2 X 800 MW).

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co
Posted 13 Jul 2013


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

Updated 22-Jan-2016