Dornod power station

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Dornod power station (which is also referred to as the Choibalsan power plant) is a 36-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Mongolia.

A 50 MW power station expansion is underway.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Choibalsan, Mongolia.

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The 36 MW Dornod plant was commissioned in 1982.[1] In 2015 the MoE planned refurbishment for the 36-MW CHP plant to maintain output.[2]

Description of Expansion

The Ministry of Energy initially announced plans to expand the plant by 100 MW.[3]

In 2013, the government of Mongolia's Energy Ministry "received a financial contribution from the KfW development bank" towards what was described as the "Energy Efficiency Program II". As a part of the project, tenders called for the "preparation of a feasibility study for the rehabilitation" of the Choibalsan power station.[4]

A May 2014 brochure for the Energy Mongolia International Conference & Expo referred to a 100 MW expansion of the Dornod power plant as one project in which international investment was being sought.[5]

The Economic Recovery Program of Mongolia (2016-2020) included plans for the plant to be expanded by 50 MW.[6] It is planned for commissioning in 2021.[7]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new unit on November 8, 2019.[8]

In September 2020, it was reported that work on the new unit was 36% complete.[9]

In April 2021, the expansion was reportedly only 37.5% complete. Approximately 700-800 Mongolian and 300-400 Chinese workers are expected to work at the unit.[10]

Project Details of Expansion

  • Sponsor: Mongolia Central Energy System
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Choibalsan, Dornod, Mongolia
  • Coordinates: 48.089877, 114.541569 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: 50 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2021
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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