Luoyang Mengjin power station

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Luoyang Mengjin power station (神华国华洛阳孟津电厂二期) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Henan Province, China.

An additional 2,000 MW has been proposed.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Mengjin County, Luoyang Prefecture, Henan Province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Luoyang Mengjin power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2011. The plant was originally owned by Shenhua Group.[1]

Proposed expansion

Shenhua was planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW.[2][3] 

Suspension

In March 2016 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released guidelines for regulating coal power development to crack down on the severe and growing coal power overcapacity crisis. 13 provinces were told to suspend new approvals through 2017, including Henan. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Ownership

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.[4][5] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Guohua Mengjin Power
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Mengjin County, Luoyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.8648266, 112.5307256 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (Units 3 & 4)
  • Gross capacity: 3,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW; Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2011 (Units 1 & 2)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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