Xinghe Cogen power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xinghe Cogen power station (中国黄金内蒙古矿业兴和热电联产) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Xinghe, Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Xinghe, Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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Background

The Xinghe Cogen power station began construction in April 2014, with the first 350 MW unit beginning operations in 2015, and the second 350 MW unit beginning operations in 2016. It replaced an older thermal generation company and will provide heat to the surrounding area. With a total investment of 2.4 billion RMB, the power station, operated by the Inner Mongolia Mining Group, was initially scheduled to have four 350 MW units in operation; as of 2021, the latter two units have not yet been proposed or constructed.[2]

Construction Controversy

On May 5, 2015, an accident at the construction site killed four people. Although initially concealed for two months, the accident was soon publicized and led to strong criticism from locals in the area. In 2015, the Inner Mongolia Mining Group was fined 200,000 RMB by the regional environmental protection department, due to unapproved construction on the Xinghe Cogen power station, along with other violations of laws and regulations.[2]

However, according to Sohu news, the local government provided the plant's owners much support in continuing with the project, reportedly because Xinghe county's five year plan mandated that the plant was completed and put into operation by 2015.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Mining Group Ulanqab Hongda Industrial company
  • Parent company: China National Gold Group Corporation
  • Location: Xinghe, Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.8660, 113.7477 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 700 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 350 MW (start-up in 2015)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 350 MW (start-up in 2016)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. http://www.nmgfgw.gov.cn/xxgk/xxgkml/zpfl/xmsphzba/201510/t20151021_112368.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 China Business News (January 16, 2016). "内蒙古矿业下属企业未批先建 瞒报事故被督办-搜狐新闻". Sohu News. Retrieved 2021-05-27.