Zhoukou Longda power station

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Zhoukou Longda power station (周口隆达发电公司上大压小异地扩建项目), also known as Zhoukou Shangshui power station, was a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Henan Province, China.

The retired 270 MW plant is being replaced by a 1,320 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant.

Location of units 1-2

The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the original power station in Tangzhuangxiang.

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Location for units 3-4

The undated satellite photo below shows the construction site for units 3-4 of the power station in Tangzhuangxiang.

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Background on Plant

Units 1-2

The two existing coal-fired units of Zhoukou Longda power station, totaling 270 MW, are owned by Zhoukou Longda Electric Power Co.[1][2][3][4] The units appear to have been retired in 2015 or 2016. Google Earth archival photos show that the cooling towers were demolished between October 2015 and February 2017.

Unit 3-4 expansion

Beijing Sanjili Energy Co Ltd of SDIC is currently planning to build two coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW. The new units were permitted in 2014. Once completed, the two older units will be shut down, as part of the national "big pressure on the small" policy of replacing old, inefficient coal units with newer and larger ones.[5][6]

Unit 3 is under construction and planned for 2017. Unit 4 is permitted.[7] Google Earth shows site clearing underway in October 2015 and construction well underway on both units as of April 2017.

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration proposed about 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects for suspension until after 2020, including Zhoukou Longda.[8]

For details, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Construction ongoing

Both units continue to move forward with construction.[9][10][11]

Unit 3 was commissioned in December 2017.[12]

Project Details for Units 3 and 4

  • Sponsor: Beijing Sanjili Energy Co Ltd
  • Parent company: SDIC
  • Location: Tangzhuangxiang, Shangshui County, Zhoukou Prefecture, Henan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 33.563517, 114.534204 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 3), Construction (Unit 4)
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2017 (Unit 3), 2018 (Unit 4)
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