Huaneng announces plans

Huaneng Power International Inc. (Beijing, China) has announced its tenth five-year plan to be co-ordinated with the construction of the China west-east natural gas pipeline. This 4167km pipeline is still in the developmental stages and is expected to start construction in the second half of next year. Huaneng Power plans the construction of two advanced combined-cycle gas turbine power plants in Jinling and Shanghai with a capacity of 1200mw each. It also has plans to continue to develop large-scale mine-mouth coal-fired power plants adjacent to coal mines with major road infrastructure in place. In addition to the completion of the 1320mw coal-fired Dezhou power plant, the company also plans to expand its Shangan power plant with two 600mw coal-fired units. If these projects are developed the power generated would be 4920mw at a total cost of USD 3.2 billion, and it would raise Huaneng Power’s total generation capacity from its current 10,813mw up to 15,7335mw.

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