Ulaanbaatar Thermal Power Plant No. 3

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The Ulaanbaatar Thermal Power Plant No. 3 (also referred to as CHP-3 or Power Plant 3) is a 198-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.

Location

The satellite photo below shows the plant in Khan Uul, Ulaanbaatar.

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Background

The plant originally consisted of four 12 MW units and four 25 MW units commissioned in 1969. In 2000, the Asian Development Bank made a US$40 million loan to rehabilitate the plant and install pollution controls. Contractors included Marubeni of Japan. In 2014, a new 50 MW unit was added.[1][2][3][4]

Expansion

The 2016-2020 Economic Recovery Program of Mongolia, which was approved by Parliament in November 2016, stated as part of its power goals that "the capacity of the 3rd Thermal Power Plant" would be increased by 250 MW.[5]

In 2017, the bid for the project was awarded to Hunan Industrial Equipment Installation Co, the same company doing the expansion of the Erdenet power station in Mongolia. The Ulaanbaatar 3 project entailed dismantling the existing 4 x 12 MW steam turbine generator sets and boilers in the power plant (Units 1-4), and building a 2 x 125 MW coal-fired thermal power plant units in the cleaned demolition area to expand the heating pipelines and power transmission lines. It was a "turnkey" project valued at US$414 million dollars.[6][7]

The 2018 Mongolia Third National Communication to the UNFCCC stated the 250 MW expansion would be completed in 2019.[4] However, satellite photos (e.g. 2016 to 2021) show no development.

There has been no progress or known developments on the proposal since October 2018, so it appears to be shelved.

Project Details of existing power station

  • Sponsor: Engie, POSCO Energy, Sojitz Corp., Newcom Group
  • Location: Khan Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Coordinates: 47.895556, 106.865055 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 198 MW (Units 1-4: 12MW, Units 5-8: 25MW, Unit 9: 50MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start Year: 1969 (Units 1-8), 2014 (Unit 9)
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Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Engie, POSCO Energy, Sojitz Corp., Newcom Group
  • Location: Khan Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Coordinates: 47.895556, 106.865055 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 250 MW (Units 10&11: 125 MW)
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