Buuruljuut power station

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Buuruljuut power station (Бөөрөлжүүтийн цахилгаан станцыг) is a power station under construction in Bayanjargalan, Tov, Mongolia. It is also known as Booroljuut, Bagakhangai power station.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Buuruljuut power station Bayanjargalan, Tov, Mongolia 47.179444, 108.261111 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 construction coal - lignite 150 unknown 2024[1]
Unit 2 construction coal - lignite 150 unknown 2025[2]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Tsetsens Mining & Energy [100.0%]
Unit 2 Tsetsens Mining & Energy [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Buuruljuut mine

Financing

  • Source of financing: US$330 million investment from China Business United Construction and Development Group[3] (proposed in 2018)

Background

On May 31, 2016, the Mongolia Minister of Energy signed an investment and electricity sales and purchase agreement for the Buuruljuut mine and a 2 x 300 MW power station, allowing construction to begin immediately. The project was expected to be built in Bayanjargalan soum by Bodi International Group and Power China Resources. The estimated cost was one billion USD. Unit 1 was planned for 2019 and unit 2 for 2022.[4]

The power station was not mentioned among the planned power projects in the 2016-2020 Economic Recovery Program of Mongolia, which was approved by Parliament in November 2016.[5]

In April 2018, it was reported that Bodi International LLC signed a USD$450 million agreement for the Buuruljuut Thermal Power Plant project with the China State Construction Engineering company as part of the Mongolia-China Business Forum held in Beijing on April 11, 2018.[6]

The bankable feasibility study was completed in 2018.[7]

In December 2018, it was reported that Bodi International LLC signed a US$566 million agreement with Sinosteel for a 2 x 150 MW coal plant at Buuruljuut. China Business United Construction and Development Group planned to invest US$330 million in the coal plant. Plans also included a coal mine. In total, the plant was expected to cost about US$600 million.[3] The other investor was Bodi International LLC.[8]

In December 2019, China Energy Construction North China Institute and Sinosteel Equipment Co., Ltd. signed an engineering survey service contract for the project.[9]

According to an August 2020 government posting, the feasibility study for the project's coal deposit and power plant has been completed.[10]

According to Tsetsens Mining and Energy LLC's website, in January 2021, the company started supplying coal to the Amgalan power station. In addition, the feasibility study considered "Booroljuut coal technology and gasification properties" and was carried out at the Freiberg Academy of Coal Research Institute of Germany and Lurgi laboratories. A "preliminary feasibility study for coal gasification and liquefaction was developed" (Google Translate).[11]

The Buuruljuut plant was included as a "power station to be built" in the Ministry of Energy's Renewable Energy Policy Objectives and Plans from July 2021. In this document, the project was listed as 600 MW.[12]

In March 2022, the project was mentioned among those to be developed by the Energy Ministry.[13] A Mongolian Investment Conference also listed the power station in August 2022.[14]

According to reports from October 2022, construction work on the power plant had begun in July 2022.[15]

As of April 2023, construction was reportedly underway.[16][17][18] The project is implemented as part of the public-private partnership and China's Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering Company was working as the general contractor for the construction of the plant.[16]

As of December 2023, the first 150 MW unit of the power station was expected to begin operation in the third or fourth quarter of 2024, and the second unit was expected to begin operation in May 2025.[19][20]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "Б.Чойжилсүрэн: Эрчим хүчний давсан хэрэглээг ганцхан жилийн дотор шийдэж амжихгүй". Polit.mn. 2023-10-02. Retrieved 2023-11-20.
  2. "Ойрын жилүүдэд ашиглалтад орох болон гацаад буй цахилгаан станцын төслүүд". ikon.mn. 2023-12-14. Retrieved 2024-01-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "集团快讯】中商联合建设开发集团与蒙古国宝迪集团签约合作," CBU Group, December 25, 2018
  4. Khaliun Chimeddorj, "Buuruljuut mine and power plant investment agreement signed," UB Post, June 3, 2016
  5. "The Economic Recovery Program of Mongolia 2016-2020," December 16, 2016
  6. "Mongolian and Chinese businesses sign 36 deals," Montsame, April 12, 2018
  7. "Bankable Feasibility Study on First Stage 300 MW Power Plant at Buuruljuut," Tsetsens Mining & Energy LLC, 2018
  8. "Strategic Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Development in Mongolia," OECD, September 18, 2019
  9. "中国能建华北院签订蒙古国布罗巨特2×150兆瓦煤电项目工程勘察服务合同," 北极星电力网新闻中心, December 25, 2019
  10. "УУХҮ-ИЙН САЙД Г.ЁНДОН БӨӨРӨЛЖҮҮТИЙН УУРХАЙН ҮЙЛ АЖИЛЛАГААТАЙ ТАНИЛЦЛАА," Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia, August 24, 2020
  11. ""ЦЭЦЭНС МАЙНИНГ ЭНД ЭНЕРЖИ" ХХК," Bodi International LLC, accessed January 2022
  12. "Ministry of Energy Renewable Energy Policy Objectives and Plans to Integration on North-East Asian Power Interconnection," Government of Mongolia, July 8, 2021
  13. Energy Ministry to carry through 22 projects, The UB Post, March 23, 2022
  14. Investment Conference, Mongolian Days 2022, August 30, 2022
  15. "Mongolia : Minister B. Choijilsuren familiarized with the progress of the Booreljuot power plant project," Energy Central, October 14, 2022
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Бөөрөлжүүтийн цахилгаан станцыг 2024 онд ашиглалтад оруулна гэв," ikon.mn, October 13, 2022
  17. "“Бодь интернэшнл” ХХК-ийн судалгаа, хөгжүүлэлтийн төв, хэрэгжүүлж буй төсөл хөтөлбөрүүдтэй танилцав," Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, April 7, 2023
  18. "Б.Чойжилсүрэн: 2024 оноос эрчим хүчний дутагдлаас гарч эхэлнэ," ikon.mn, April 21, 2023
  19. "Б.Чойжилсүрэн: Эрчим хүчний давсан хэрэглээг ганцхан жилийн дотор шийдэж амжихгүй," Polit.mn, October 2, 2023
  20. "Ойрын жилүүдэд ашиглалтад орох болон гацаад буй цахилгаан станцын төслүүд," Ikon, December 14, 2023

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