Datang Tangshan power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Datang Tangshan power station (大唐唐山热电) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hebei Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lubei District, Tangshan Prefecture.

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Background on Plant

Datang Tangshan-2 power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 600 MW in Hebei Province. The units were completed in 2005. The plant is owned by China Datang.[1]

The first five units, totaling 250 MW and known as Tangshan-1, or Tangshan General power station which was originally founded in 1941, were retired in 2007. They were built from 1985 to 1996. [2] The retirement of these 5 units was one of the requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive the permit for construction of Tangshan-2 power station under the policy of "shutting down smaller units to build bigger ones". However, after 2 years operation of Tangshan-2, the Tangshan-1 was still operating. It resulted Datang Power International Co. was publicly criticized by MEPC in 2007 and the punishment toward Tangshan City government.[3][4]

Plant Details for Tanghsan-2

  • Sponsor: Datang International Power Generation Co
  • Parent company: China Datang (80%), Tangshan Construction Investment (20%)
  • Location: Lubei District, Tangshan Prefecture, Hebei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.647601, 118.197526 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2005
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