Datang Tangshan power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Datang Tangshan power station (大唐唐山热电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hebei Province, China.

In June 2019 it was reported the plant would be relocated to a less populous area, known as Datang Tangshan Ciyutuo power station.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lubei District, Tangshan Prefecture.

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Background on Plant

The plant began as Tangshan-1 (also known as Tangshan General power station), a 5 x 50 MW coal plant in Lubei District commissioned from 1985 to 1996. The plant is owned by China Datang.[2]

The five units were planned for retirement as part of Ministry of Environment requirements to receive a permit for construction of a larger coal plant, known as Datang Tangshan-2. The new 2 x 300 MW coal plant was commissioned in 2005.[3]

After two years operation of Tangshan-2, Tangshan-1 was still operating. It resulted in Datang Power International Co. being publicly criticized by the Ministry of Environment in 2007 and a punishment for Tangshan City government.[4][5]

In 2007, Tangshan-1 was retired.[2]

In June 2019 it was reported Datang Tangshan-2 would be relocated to a less populous area, known as Datang Tangshan Ciyutuo power station.[6]

Plant Details for Tangshan-2

  • Sponsor: Datang International Power Generation Co
  • Parent company: China Datang (80%), Tangshan Construction Investment (20%)
  • Location: No. 2 Binhe Road, Lubei District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.647601, 118.197526 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2005
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