Zhanjiang Aoliyou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Zhanjiang Aoliyou power station (粤电湛江中粤能源公司调顺电厂) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guangdong Province, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Tiaoshun Road, Chikan District, Zhanjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province. The Zhanjiang power station is located immediately to the south.

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Background on Plant

Zhanjiang Aoliyou power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,200 MW. The plant was completed in 2011, and is owned by Guangdong Yudean Group.[1]


The plant was originally Orimulsion-fired. Orimulsion is a fuel derived from the bitumen that occurs naturally in large reserves in the 700 km long Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela. [2]The two Orimulsion-fired units were completed in December 2006 and January 2007. It was the largest Orimulsion-fired power plant in the world by then. But the Orimulsion supply, imported from Venezuela, stopped after one month of the plant's operation as the Chavez government bowed out of the contract. The power plant was forced to suspend. Guangdong Yudean Group spent US$50 million to convert the Zhanjiang Aoliyou plant from Orimulsion-fired to coal-fired between 2009-2011.[3][4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Guangdong Electric Power Development Co
  • Parent company: Guangdong Yudean Group
  • Location: Tiaoshun Road, Chikan District, Zhanjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 21.3155612, 110.409342 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2011
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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