Baganuur power station

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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.

Location

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Background

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 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 news.mn, 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 be reduced to 400 MW.[9]

Financing

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

References

  1. "Energy Mongolia International Conference & Expo", page 6.
  2. "Baganuur Power Plant construction commences," MAD, Dec 25, 2015
  3. "Mongolia’s first mine-mouth coal power plant starts construction," China Coal Resource, Dec 28, 2015
  4. "公司领导到蒙古国巴格诺尔电站检查工作," CPECC, 2017-09-24
  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, 2018-08-07
  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, Oct 14, 2018
  8. GREEN Action Task Force, OECD, Sep 2018
  9. Ц.Сандаг-Очир: Багануурын станцыг цаг алдалгүй барих," news.mn, 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". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-09-21.

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