Qiaotou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Qiaotou power station (青海桥头铝电公司) is a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Qinghai Province, China. The 270 MW coal plant is also known as "Qinghai Ningbei Aluminum Power Station".[1][2]

An additional 1,980 MW is proposed.

Location

The map below shows the locations of the Qiaotou-1 and Qiaotou-2, near Qiaotou Town (Qiaotouzhen), Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The two cooling towers on the google map belong to Qinghai Datong power station, Units 1&2.

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Background on Plant

Qinghai Qiaotou Power Station is majority-owned by Qinghai Provincial Investment Group. It consists of two power stations, also known as campuses: Qiaotou-1 and Qiaotou-2.

Qiaotou-1 power station

The old campus was originally built in 1956 with four phases of eight units: 2x6MM (phase I), 2x12MW (phase II), 2x25MW (phase III), 2x50MW (phase IV). All four phases have been shut down and replaced by 2x135MW units (known as units 7-8), completed in 2007.[3]

A plan to build 2x350MW units was given up to a new 3*660MW proposal, which became part of Qiaotou-2 power station.[4][5]

Plant mothballed

In 2019 it was reported that all but one coal plant in Qinghai had been mothballed due to competition from renewable energy and low energy demand.[6]

Qiaotou-2 power station

The second campus was built in 1994-2004, and consisted of three more phases with five units (currently Units 1-5): 2x125MW (phase V), 2x125MW (phase VI),1x125MW (phase VII). The company retired all five units in 2016. [7] They will be replaced by 3x660MW. The three new units (units 6-8) were permitted for construction in 2015 and are planned for operation in 2018.[8][9][10][11]

Units 6-7 began construction in 2016.[12] Construction of unit 8 has been suspended to after 2020,[13] while construction of units 6-7 are also likely suspended due to central government's traffic light policy (see below for more details).

Suspension

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released guidelines for regulating coal power development to crack down on the severe and growing coal power overcapacity crisis. Qinghai was among the provinces declared a "red light" that should suspend new permitting of coal plants, as well as construction that began in 2016 or later. Construction of units 6-7 of Qiaotou-2 power station are likely suspended under the guidelines.

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, unit 8 of Qiaotou power station. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[14]

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

Plant likely cancelled

In August 2019 it was reported that Qinghai Province had halted operation at several coal plants for more than three months due to coal power over-capacity. The province said it was planning a series of reforms to reduce coal power capacity and increase power company profits. Based on this, it is unlikely that any coal plants currently under development in Qinghai will be commissioned, including Qiaotou-2 power station.[15]

Project Details of Qiaotou-1

  • Sponsor: Qinghai Aluminium Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Qinghai Provincial Investment Group (89%), Qinghai Ningbei Electricity Generation Company (11%)
  • Location: Qiaotou Town (Qiaotouzhen), Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.90639,101.715099 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Units 1-6: Retired
    • Units 7-8: Mothballed
  • Gross capacity:
    • Units 7-8: 135 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 2007 (Units 7-8)
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  • Coal source:
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Project Details of Qiaotou-2

  • Sponsor: Qinghai Aluminium Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Qinghai Provincial Investment Group (89%), Qinghai Ningbei Electricity Generation Company (11%)
  • Location: Qiaotou Town (Qiaotouzhen), Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.914661, 101.706243 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Units 1-5: Retired
    • Units 6-8: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity:
    • Units 6-8: 660 MW each
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical (Units 6-8)
  • Start year:
  • Coal type:
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Articles and resources

References

  1. "[青海青海宁北铝电有限责任公司2013招聘"]应届生, 2012-10-26
  2. "青海桥头老厂2×135MW 改扩建工程竣工环境保护验收监测报告"青海省环境监测中心站, 2014-3
  3. "企业概况," Qinghai Aluminium Co Ltd, accessed Oct 2015
  4. "青海桥头铝电股份有限公司(2×350MW) 工程环境影响评价信息公告," 2011年11月10日
  5. "海桥头铝电股份有限公司(2×350MW) 工程勘察设计招标预告," 2012-12-04
  6. "亏损面缩小仍在50%左右 破产清算动作频频——煤电企业困局如何破解," 经济参考报, 2019-08-22
  7. "青海桥头铝电5台12.5万千瓦机组实现爆破拆除 张建民下达起爆命令"华龙网, 2016年07月06日
  8. "公示:青海桥头铝电股份有限公司3×66万千瓦“上大压小”火电工程第一次信息," 青海日报, 2015-09-16
  9. "青海桥头铝电股份有限公司“上大压小”项目实施," 青海省人民政府信息公, 2015年9月25日
  10. "青海桥头铝电“上大压小”火电工程公示," 2015-09-17
  11. "青海省发展和改革委员会关于青海省投资集团有限公司3×66万千瓦“上大压小”火电机组项目核准的批复"青海省发展和改革委员会, 2015年11月15日
  12. "中国能建西北电建青海桥头3 660MW铝电项目侧记," 北极星电力网, 12-21-2016
  13. "青海桥头铝电股份有限公司2017年春季校园招聘公告," 北极星火电招聘网, 2017年03月14日
  14. "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
  15. "10台机组9停运,青海火电怎么了(记者调查)," people.cn, 2019年08月12日

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External resources

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