Weiqiao Aluminum power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Aluminum power station (魏桥集团铝电公司热电厂技改工程, 魏桥集团邹平滨藤纺织热电厂), also known as Weiqiao Zouping-6 power station, is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power complex in Shandong Province, China.


The map below shows the power station in Zouping County.

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Background on Plant

Shandong Weiqiao Group is constructing an 8 x 330 MW subcritical coal plant in the Economy Development District of Zouping County. Units 1-4 were completed in 2012,[1] and units 5-8 in 2015.[2]

Retired units

Units 1-4 were shut down in 2020.[3]

Shandong Weiqiao Group found to have built 45 coal-fired units without necessary permits

In August and September 2017, China's central government Environmental Protection Inspection Group 3 (中央第三环境保护督察组) spent a month in Shandong Province, to inspect the province's environmental protection work. In its final inspection report, the Group found that Shandong Weiqiao Group illegally built 45 coal power units in Shandong.[4]

In May 2018, the Shandong Provincial government responded to the inspection report with a plan to address the wrongdoings. According to the province, 33 of Weiqiao's 45 illegal coal power plants had since completed the necessary procedures to receive environment clearance and continue operating; 12 of the plants did not complete any procedures and should stop construction and operation immediately. Among the 12 units, 4 units should stop construction, and 8 units should stop operation, although they are not named.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Weiqiao Aluminum Limited
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Economy Development District, Zouping County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.8978809, 117.7844238 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (Units 1-4), Operating (Units 5-8)
  • Gross capacity: 2,640 MW (Units 1-8: 330 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: 2012 (Units 1-4), 2015 (Units 5-8)
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