Talin power station

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Talin power station, also known as Dalin power station, is a 1,250-megawatt (MW) power plant in Taiwan that currently runs on fuel oil and natural gas.

An additional 1,600 MW of capacity is under construction. The new units will use coal.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Kaohsiung.

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Background

Talin power station is located in an industrial area at the southern end of the Kaohsiung Port in Taiwan. Development on the station began in 1956. The station consists of the following units:[1]

  • Units 1 & 2 (300 MW each), fueled by coal, retired in 2012;
  • Units 3 & 4 (375 MW each), fueled by fuel oil;
  • Units 5 & 6 (500 MW each), fueled by natural gas and oil.

Description of Expansion: Units 7-8

Talin's units 1 and 2 will be replaced by two 800 MW ultra-supercritical units (units 7-8). The construction permit was given on October 25, 2011, by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, and scheduled for commercial operation in July 2016 and July 2017, respectively.[2]

In May 2012 Japan's IHI Corporation, CTCI Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation were jointly awarded the contract for engineering, procurement and construction of two ultra-supercritical units.[3]

The two units are planned for operation in 2018.[4]

Units 9-10

As of July 2014, Taipower's website states that it originally planned for four new ultra supercritical coal-fired units of 800 MW each (units 7-10) to replace all five of the older units. However only two new units received environmental clearance (units 7-8); the company does not say if it will continue to pursue the additional two units.[5][6]

Accidents

On May 29, 2016, two workers were killed and five others injured when the scaffolding used by them for construction work collapsed.[7]

In March 2017 a construction worker was found dead at the plant site, and is believed to have fallen.[8]

Project Details for Talin power station Expansion

  • Sponsor: Taipower
  • Parent company: Government of Taiwan
  • Location: Hsiaokang District, Kaohsiung City
  • Coordinates: 22.537, 120.335 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Units 7-8: Construction
    • Units 9-10: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 7: 800 MW
    • Unit 8: 800 MW
    • Unit 9: 800 MW
    • Unit 10: 800 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2018
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: China, Indonesia, Australia[9]
  • Source of financing:

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