Henan Xin'an power station

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Henan Xin'an-3 power station (万基控股铝业自备电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Henan Province, China.

Henan Xin'an-4 (万基控股洛阳新安电厂上大压小项目) is a proposed power station of 1,200 MW at the same site.


The map below shows the location of the plant, near Tiemen Town, in Xin'an County, Luoyang Prefecture, Henan Province.

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Background on Plant

Henan Xin'an power station consists of three power stations: Henan Xin'an-1, Henan Xin'an-2, and Henan Xin'an-3. Henan Xin'an-4 has been proposed. The plant is owned by Wanji Holding Group.[1]

Henan Xin'an-1

The two-unit Henan Xin'an-1 power station was founded in 1987, and was originally called Luouang Xin'an Power Station.[2]

Two more units of 50MW total were added to Henan Xin'an-1 in 1989 and 1992. In 1995, to supply its new aluminum smelter, two more units of 55 MW each were added. All six units of Henan Xin'an 1 were retired by 2010.[3]

Henan Xin'an-2

Henan Xin'an-2 was a 4 x 135 MW coal plant, built to meet the expanding aluminum production. Units 1-2 were commissioned in 2003 and units 3-4 in 2006. In 2016, units 1-2 were forced to retire due to not meeting emission standards.[4] Units 3-4 were retired in 2017.[5]

Henan Xin'an-3

Henan Xin'an-3 is a 2 x 300 MW coal plant commissioned in 2010-2011. The two units were commissioned following the retirement of Henan Xin'an 1 in 2010.[6]

Expansion: Henan Xin'an-4

Wanji Holding is planning to build the two-unit Henan Xin'an-4, with a total planned capacity of 1,200 MW. The new units are scheduled to be completed in 2015,[7][8][1] but were not permitted for construction until February 2016.[9][10]

Construction began in August 2016.[11]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended about 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects, including Henan Xin'an-4. According to the suspension, project development should be postponed to the 14th Five Year period (2021-2025).[12]

July 2017: Xin'an-4, unit 2 postponed by government

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[13]

Xin'an-4 power station Unit 2 is among the postponed coal-burning units,[13] and also appeared on an updated list of postponed projects released in September 2017.[14]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017-2018: Construction ongoing

A June 2017 article in Xin'an County News reported construction on the 2 x 600 MW Xin'an IV coal plant was ongoing,[15] although Planet satellite images through March 2018 show limited construction progress.

However, in March 2020 it was reported that construction had been revived, with operation planned for October 2020.[16]

Plant Details for Henan Xin'an-1 & 2

  • Sponsor: Wanji Holding Group Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Wanji Holding Group
  • Location: Miaotou Village, Tiemen Town, Xin'an County, Luoyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.7413202, 112.0634119 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (Xin'an-1, Units 1-6; Xin'an-2, Units 1-4)
  • Gross capacity: Xin'an-1: 160 MW (Units 3-4: 25 MW, Units 5-6: 55 MW); Xin'an-2: 540 MW (Units 1-4: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1995 (Xin'an-1 Units 5 & 6); 2003 (Xin'an-2 Units 1 & 2); 2006 (Xin'an-2 Units 3 & 4)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Henan Xin'an-3 & 4

  • Sponsor: Wanji Holding Group
  • Parent company: Wanji Holding Group
  • Location: Miaotou Village, Tiemen Town, Xin'an County, Luoyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.7410306, 112.0633578 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Henan Xin'an-3); Construction (Henan Xin'an-4)
  • Gross capacity: 1,800 MW (Henan Xin'an-3, Units 1 & 2: 300 MW; Henan Xin'an-4, Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Henan Xin'an-3); Ultra-Supercritical (Henan Xin'an-4)
  • Start year: 2010-2011 (Henan Xin'an-3), 2020 (Henan Xin'an-4)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "河南万基“上大压小”扩建项目 环境影响评价第二次信息公示," 洛阳日报, 2015-05-28
  2. "List of major power stations in Henan province," Wikipedia, accessed September 2016
  3. "发展历程"Wanji Holdings Group
  4. "洛阳市出重拳推进大气环境治理," People's government of Henan Province, 2016-4-26
  5. "河南4家电厂关闭8个机组 淘汰落后产能103万千瓦|名单," 由 大河财立方 發表于新闻, 2018-05-23
  6. "万基控股集团2X30万千瓦热电联产机组项目首台机组并网运行",新安县商务预报, 2010-09-29
  7. "洛阳万基控股集团2×60万千瓦机组奠基",中新网河南新闻, 2013-01-04
  8. "2014年新安县十大工业项目", 新安县党政门户网站, 2014-02-20
  9. "洛阳万基控股“三板斧”减亏增效," Wanji Holding Group, 2016-2-4
  10. "万基控股2×60万千瓦机组项目通过河南省发改委核准," 中国铝业网, Feb 19, 2016
  11. "河南万基控股集团2X60万千瓦机组上大压小项目正式开工," 超级管理员, 2016-08-04
  12. "能源局下发13省市新建火电机组停建清单(附文件)," Polaris, Jan 16, 2017
  13. 13.0 13.1 "16部委联合发文防范化解煤电产能过剩风险," Sohu.com, 2017-08-03
  14. "2017年分省煤电停建和缓建项目名单," Sohu, 2017-10-12
  15. "万基2×60万千瓦机组上大压小项目有序推进," 新安县新闻中心, 2017-6-9
  16. "河南洛阳万基控股集团2×66万千瓦热电联产项目开工复工," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2020/3/31

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