Datang Tuoketuo power station

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Datang Tuoketuo power station (大唐托克托发电公司一期) is a 6,720-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

The plant is #1 on the list of Top ten largest coal plants in the world.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Tuoketuo (Togtoh) County, Hohhot Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

The Tuoketuo Power Station is the second largest coal-fired power station in the world. The plant is owned by the Tuoketuo Power Company.[1]

The coal-based power station consists of eight 600MW generating units commissioned between 2003 and 2006, and two additional 300MW units brought into production in 2011. All of the generated power is delivered to Beijing.[2]

Description of Expansion

Datang is planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW. The project was permitted for construction in 2014.[3]

In 2015 the new units were under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[4]

The new units were commissioned in 2017, making the Datang Tuoketuo power station the largest coal plant in the world at 6,720 MW.[5]

Ownership

The Tuoketuo Power Company is owned by three separate companies:[1]

Fuel supply

The power plant exploits coal from the Junggar Coalfield approximately 50 km (31 mi) away, and meets its water requirements by pumping its needs from the Yellow River, located 12 km (7 mi) away.[1]

Plant Details for Existing Phases I-IV

  • Sponsor: Datang International Power Generation Co
  • Parent company: Datang
  • Location: Xinyingzi Town, Tuoketuo (Togtoh) County, Hohhot Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.1952329, 111.358881 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 5,400 MW
    • Tuoketuo-1 Units 1 & 2: 600 MW
    • Tuoketuo-2 Units 1 & 2: 600 MW
    • Tuoketuo-3 Units 1 & 2: 600 MW
    • Tuoketuo-4 Units 1 & 2: 600 MW
    • Tuoketuo-4 Units 3 & 4: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service:
    • Tuoketuo-1 Units 1 & 2: 2003
    • Tuoketuo-2 Units 1 & 2: 2004
    • Tuoketuo-3 Units 1 & 2: 2005
    • Tuoketuo-4 Units 1 & 2: 2006
    • Tuoketuo-4 Units 3 & 4: 2007
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Phase V Expansion

  • Sponsor: Datang
  • Location: Xinyingzi Town, Tuoketuo (Togtoh) County, Hohhot Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.1952329, 111.358881 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Phase V, Units 1 & 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2017
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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