Yulin Coal Liquefaction power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yulin Coal Liquefaction power station (神华榆林能源化工公司自备电厂) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant complex in Shaanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Fugu County.

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Background on Project

Shenhua Group has proposed a 7 x 100 MW coal plant in Qingshui, Fugu County. The plant was permitted for construction in 2015.[1]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 120GW in 13 provinces, including Yulin Coal Liquefaction power station. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[2]

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


Based on Planet satellite imagery, two bigger units appeared to being operating around July 2020.


On August 28, 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[3][4] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Yulin Energy Chemical Co
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Qingshui, Fugu County, Yulin Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 38.650613, 110.148102 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating, Units 5-7: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-7: 100 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: Units 1-2: 2020
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Articles and resources


  1. "神华千亿榆林循环经济煤炭项目获国家核准批复," March 25, 2015
  2. "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
  3. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. "China’s Newly-Established National Energy Investment Group Sets World Records in Its Sector, With Assets of Over CNY1.8 Trillion," Yicai Global, 11-28-2017

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