Baganuur power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Baganuur power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Baganuur area, Mongolia.

Two other power stations have been proposed at Baganuur, both associated with proposed Coal-to-Liquids projects. These projects are the Baganuur IGCC (POSCO/MCS) and Baganuur IGCC (Petrovis), both of which appear abandoned.


The map below shows the location of Baganuur power station. (Satellite images from 2015 to 2021 are also available via Planet.)

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A May 2014 brochure for the Energy Mongolia International Conference & Expo refers to a 700 MW thermal power plant as one project for which international investment is being sought.[1]

Bids for a coal-fired Baganuur Power Plant Project were held in 2014; the Government of Mongolia approved the Invest Mongolia Agency to supervise the Build-Operate-Transfer agreement, which was awarded to registered Mongolian company Baganuur Power LLC. The agreement duration is 25 years; four years of construction and 21 years of operation. A construction contract was awarded to China National Nuclear Corporation (China Nuclear Industry 22).[2]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 23, 2015. The project will include two supercritical coal-fired power generating units with capacity of 350 MW each. Total investment is estimated at US$1 billion.[3]

Construction on the chimney foundation and the factory front area allegedly began in 2017.[4] Bidding on plant parts and construction was ongoing in 2018.[5]

The power station was planned for commissioning in 2019,[6] but a 2018 government report[7] and 2019 OECD report[8] estimate commissioning in 2021.

According to a 2020 news article in, construction on the power station has stalled since 2018. The article said construction was planned to resume, although a date was not offered. The size of the plant may also be reduced to 400 MW.[9]


The project reached financial closure in December 2015. US$1 billion in equity will be provided by the sponsor, Baganuur Power LLC.[10][11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Baganuur Power LLC
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Baganuur, Mongolia
  • Coordinates: 47.745697, 108.355172 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source: Baganuur mine
  • Source of financing: US$1 billion in equity from Baganuur Power LLC[10][11]

Articles and resources


  1. "Energy Mongolia International Conference & Expo", page 6.
  2. "Baganuur Power Plant construction commences," MAD, December 25, 2015, Archived Feb. 12, 2016
  3. "Mongolia’s first mine-mouth coal power plant starts construction," China Coal Resource, December 28, 2015
  4. "公司领导到蒙古国巴格诺尔电站检查工作," CPECC, August 24, 2017
  5. "蒙古国巴格诺尔2×350MW超临界燃煤热电联产电站工程【二次公告】," CNTCITC, August 7, 2018
  6. Alicia J. Campi, "Mongolian Mega Construction Projects Push for Energy Security, Regional Connectivity," Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 23, February 3, 2016
  7. "Mongolia Third National Communication," UNFCCC, October 14, 2018
  8. GREEN Action Task Force, OECD, September 2018
  9. Ц.Сандаг-Очир: Багануурын станцыг цаг алдалгүй барих,", May 29, 2020
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Strategic Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Development in Mongolia". OECD. September 18, 2019.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Preview of Baganuur Coal-Fired Power Plant (700MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". Retrieved September 21, 2020.

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