Huadian Shaowu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huadian Shaowu power station (华电邵武发电厂) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Fujian Province, China.

Location

The map below shows the plant, in Shaowu City, Nanping Prefecture, Fujian Province.

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Background on Plant

Shaowu power station was a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 250 MW. The plant was completed in 1998 and retired in 2015. It was owned by Fujian Huadian Power Company Limited of China Huadian.[1]

Background on expansion project

A new 1,320 MW power station has been proposed by China Huadian's Fujian Huadian Power at the site.[2] The feasibility report was submitted in 2013.[3]

Construction began in October 2015.[4]

2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's 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.[5]

Huadian Shaowu power station Units 3-4 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[6]

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

2018: Construction ongoing

Satellite imagery from Planet shows construction was ongoing at the power station from October 2017 through March 2018. An April 2018 news report verifies that construction has been ongoing on unit 3, which is planned for commissioning by the end of May 2018.[7]

Unit 3 was connected to the grid on September 28, 2018,[8] and commissioned in October 2018.[9]

Unit 4 was commissioned in May 2019.[10]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Fujian Huadian Power Company Limited
  • Parent company: China Huadian
  • Location: Yao Village, Shuibei Town, Shaowu City, Nanping Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
  • Coordinates: 27.3866923, 117.4607848 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2015)
  • Gross capacity: 250 MW (Units 1 & 2: 125 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1998
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Project Details for Expansion

  • Sponsor: Fujian Huadian Power Company Limited
  • Parent company: China Huadian
  • Location: Shaowu City, Nanping Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
  • Coordinates: 26.65, 118.183333 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2018 (Unit 3), 2019 (Unit 4)
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