Baganuur power station

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Baganuur power station is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Baganuur area, Mongolia.

Two other power stations have been proposed at Baganuur, both associated with proposed Coal-to-Liquids projects. These projects are the Baganuur IGCC (POSCO/MCS) and Baganuur IGCC (Petrovis), both of which appear abandoned.


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A May 2014 brochure for the Energy Mongolia International Conference & Expo refers to a 700 MW thermal power plant as one project which international investment is being sought.[1]

Bids for a coal-fired Baganuur Power Plant Project were held in 2014; the Government of Mongolia approved the Invest Mongolia Agency to supervise the Build-Operate-Transfer agreement, which was awarded to registered Mongolian company Baganuur Power LLC. The agreement duration is 25 years; four years of construction and 21 years of operation. A construction contract was awarded to China National Nuclear Corporation (China Nuclear Industry 22).[2]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 23, 2015. The project will include two supercritical coal-fired power generating units with capacity of 350 MW each. Total investment is estimated at US$1 billion.[3]

Construction on the chimney foundation and the factory front area began in 2017.[4] Bidding on plant parts and construction was ongoing in 2018.[5]

The power station was planned for commissioning in 2019,[6] but a 2018 government report estimates commissioning in 2021.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Baganuur Power LLC
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Baganuur, Mongolia
  • Coordinates: 47.783889, 108.372222 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2021
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source: Baganuur mine
  • Source of financing:

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