Guangxi Hualei power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guangxi Hualei Power Station (中铝广西分公司华磊新材料有限公司热电厂) is a 1,050-megawatt (MW) coal-fired captive power station for the Guangxi Hualei New Material Company in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the power station in Pingguo County.

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Background on Plant

CHALCO has proposed a power station of 1,050 MW to support an aluminum plant in Pingguo County.[1] [2] [3] It is an expansion project of Pingguo Aluminum Smelter power station. The new captive power plant, along with the new aluminum smelter, is located at the west of Pingguo Aluminum Smelter.

In 2015, CHALCO, Guangxi Investment Co and Guangxi Baise Development Investment Group co-invested in "Guangxi Hualei New Material Company Ltd", which is developing a 400 thousand-ton aluminum water project with 3*350MW coal fired power units.[4] [5]

The aluminum water project was approved by the China NDRC in 2015.[6]

In 2016 the power plant was under construction and expected to be commissioned at the end of 2017.[7]

The power plant was commissioned in 2017 to 2018, along with the aluminum water project.[8][9]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Guangxi Hualei New Material Co
  • Parent company: CHALCO, Guangxi Investment Co & Guangxi Baise Development Investment Group
  • Location: Pingguo County, Baise Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 23.339675, 107.494148 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,050 MW (Units 1-3: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 2017 (Units 1-2), 2018 (Unit 3)
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