Beihai New Area Heating power station
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Beihai New Area Heating power station is an operating power station of at least 1560-megawatts (MW) in Beihai New Area, Wudi, Binzhou, Shandong, China. It is also known as 滨州北海公共供热中心 (Phase I Unit 1, Phase I Unit 2, Phase I Unit 3, Phase I Unit 4), 魏桥铝电北海二电 (Phase II Unit 5, Phase II Unit 6, Phase II Unit 7, Phase II Unit 8).
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Beihai New Area Heating power station||Beihai New Area, Wudi, Binzhou, Shandong, China||38.0114475, 117.9783154 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Phase I Unit 3, Phase I Unit 1, Phase I Unit 4, Phase I Unit 2: 38.0114475, 117.9783154
- Phase II Unit 6, Phase II Unit 8, Phase II Unit 5, Phase II Unit 7: 38.022916, 117.972606
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Phase I Unit 3||operating||coal - unknown||60||subcritical||2012||–|
|Phase II Unit 6||operating||coal - unknown||330||subcritical||2015||–|
|Phase I Unit 1||operating||coal - unknown||60||subcritical||2012||–|
|Phase I Unit 4||operating||coal - unknown||60||subcritical||2012||–|
|Phase II Unit 8||operating||coal - unknown||330||subcritical||2015||–|
|Phase I Unit 2||operating||coal - unknown||60||subcritical||2012||–|
|Phase II Unit 5||operating||coal - unknown||330||subcritical||2015||–|
|Phase II Unit 7||operating||coal - unknown||330||subcritical||2015||–|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Phase I Unit 3||Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase II Unit 6||Binzhou Lvfeng Thermal Power Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase I Unit 1||Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase I Unit 4||Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase II Unit 8||Binzhou Lvfeng Thermal Power Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase I Unit 2||Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase II Unit 5||Binzhou Lvfeng Thermal Power Co Ltd [100.0%]|
|Phase II Unit 7||Binzhou Lvfeng Thermal Power Co Ltd [100.0%]|
Project-level captive use details
- Captive industry use (heat or power): aluminum
- Captive industry: Both
Shandong Weiqiao Group found to have built 45 coal-fired units without necessary permits
In August and September 2017, China's central government Environmental Protection Inspection Group 3 (中央第三环境保护督察组) spent a month in Shandong Province, to inspect the province's environmental protection work. In its final inspection report, the Group found that Shandong Weiqiao Group illegally built 45 coal power units in Shandong.
In May 2018, the Shandong Provincial government responded to the inspection report with a plan to address the wrongdoings. According to the province, 33 of Weiqiao's 45 illegal coal power plants had since completed the necessary procedures to receive environment clearance and continue operating; 12 of the plants did not complete any procedures and should stop construction and operation immediately. Among the 12 units, 4 units should stop construction, and 8 units should stop operation, although they are not named.
Shandong Weiqiao Group says regulation will lead to widespread lay-offs
In April 2018, Shandong Weiqiao Group and Xinfa Group responded to reports the central government planned to regulate captive coal plants by saying the regulations would lead to widespread lay-offs. According to the companies, the regulations would result in 180,000 workers losing their jobs at the Shandong Weiqiao Group, and 80,000 at Xinfa Group.
Articles and Resources
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- "哈尔滨电机厂有限责任公司," Aug 25, 2015
- "滨州北海公共供热中心4×330兆瓦供热中心工程[山东,"] 中国管道商务网, 2015-11-13
- "汽轮机公司设计制造的魏桥北海2号机组一次启动成功," Harbin Electric, 2015-06-11
- "魏桥因自备电厂再遭点名 违规建设发电机组45台," Jiemian, 2018/05/31
- "山东省公开中央环境保护督察整改方案," China MEP, 2018年05月29日
- "“24万人下岗给你们看”！自备电厂或将迎来史上最严整治风暴," Sohu, 2018-04-23
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