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Adding Power In China

First unit of cogeneration addition begins operations; plant initially powered by former Soviet Union coal-fired units

Posted on March 19, 2013

The first unit (Unit 3) of Huaneng Nanjing Jinling Power Generation Co. Ltd.'s 400 MW gas-fired cogeneration addition has been connected to the grid and put into commission at the Jinling Power Plant.

The successful connection to grid means that the unit has achieved an important milestone and paved a firm foundation for the combined-cycle testing.

The Huaneng Nanjing Jinling Power Plant, located in the Qixia District of Nanjing City, China, initially had two 300 MW, coal-fired, supercritical units imported from the former Soviet Union that were commissioned in March 1994 and October 1994, respectively.

The gas-fired cogeneration addition project is jointly invested by Huaneng International Power Co. Ltd. (51%); PetroChina Kunlun Natural Gas Utilization Co. Ltd. (21%); Jiangsu Guoxin Assets Management Group Co. Ltd. (21%); and Nanjing Municipal Investment Corporation (7%).

The project is planned to have two 9E-class, 200 MW gas-fired, combined-cycle units, together with associated heat supply pipeline works, with a total investment of US$240 million.

Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. is serving as the general contractor for the main equipment required for the project, while Hebei Electric Power Survey & Design Research Institute and JEPC3 are serving as the designer and construction contractor of the project, respectively.

Construction began in December 2011 and according to the schedule, both units of the project will begin operations by the end of June 2013. Upon completion, the project will be able to generate about 1.8 billion kWh of electricity.