Zhanhua Waste Coal power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Zhanhua Waste Coal power station (魏桥集团沾化煤粉灰综合利用能源分厂) is a 480-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Shandong Province, China.


The exact location of the Zhanhua Waste Coal power station is not certain based on available reports. The map below shows the location of one of the extensive new industrial complexes in Binhai Town, the approximate location of the power station, including multiple coal-fired generating plants constructed in recent years.

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Background on Plant

Zhanhua Waste Coal power station is an 8 x 60 MW waste coal plant under construction in the Shandong Binzhou Zhanhua Economic Development Zone. The first two units were completed in 2015.[1] Units 3-4 were completed in 2016.[2]

Shandong Weiqiao Group found to have built 45 coal-fired units without necessary permits

In August and September 2017, China's central government Environmental Protection Inspection Group 3 (中央第三环境保护督察组) spent a month in Shandong Province, to inspect the province's environmental protection work. In its final inspection report, the Group found that Shandong Weiqiao Group illegally built 45 coal power units in Shandong since 2013.[3]

In May 2018, the Shandong Provincial government responded to the inspection report with a plan to address the wrongdoings. According to the province, 33 of Weiqiao's 45 illegal coal power plants had since completed the necessary procedures to receive environment clearance and continue operating; 12 of the plants did not complete any procedures and should stop construction and operation immediately. Among the 12 units, 4 units should stop construction, and 8 units should stop operation, although they are not named.[4]

Shandong Weiqiao Group says regulation will lead to widespread lay-offs

In April 2018, Shandong Weiqiao Group and Xinfa Group responded to reports the central government planned to regulate captive coal plants by saying the regulations would lead to widespread lay-offs. According to the companies, the regulations would result in 180,000 workers losing their jobs at the Shandong Weiqiao Group, and 80,000 at Xinfa Group.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Binhai Town, Zhanhua County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 38.0114475, 117.9783154 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-4), Construction (Units 5-8)
  • Gross capacity: 480 MW (Units 1-8: 60 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2015 (Units 1-2), 2016 (Units 3-4)
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