First unit of 660 MW cogen project operational

A 660 MW coal-based cogeneration facility in China has seen its first phase go operational.

The Ningxia Younglight Ningdong Chemical Company Limited's Ningdong Cogeneration Power Project passed a full trial load operation and went live last week according to Industrial Info.
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  As a support project to the owner's coal-based chemical industrial park, which is located in Ningdong Energy and Chemical Base of Lingwu City, in northwestern China's Ningxia autonomous region, Ningdong Cogeneration Power Project is invested by Guodian Younglight Energy & Chemical Group Company Limited (Xining, Ningxia), a subsidiary of China Guodian Corporation (Beijing), with a total investment of about $470m.

  The project is furnished with two 330-MW, coal-fired air-cooling units, together with associated heat supply pipeline works. The main turbine, generator and boiler equipment for the project are all made by Shanghai Electric Corporation (Shanghai).

According to the schedule, the second unit will be commissioned in September 2013. Upon completion, the project will be able to supply 660 tons per hour of steam and heat to an area of 4.2 million square meters.

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