Huaneng No.4 Generator Unit Starts Operation
Phase-2 project of SIP Huaneng Power Co., Ltd. (Taicang Huaneng Power Plant) has come to a successful conclusion, and at 15:19 on Feb. 22, Zhang Hong, Deputy GM of the company, officially announced that the No.4 generator unit had passed the 168-hour trial operation test, and put into commercial operation.
The power plant is on an advantageous geographical position in Taicang City, to the west of Shanghai, north of Suzhou, to the east of Changshu, with its north fringe on the Yangtze River. The plant was founded on June 19, 1997 as an infrastructure project in the joint development and construction of Suzhou Industrial Park by the governments of China and Singapore. The 5 shareholders are: Huaneng Power Stock Co., Ltd., SIP Stock Co., Ltd., CSSD, Jiangsu CITIC Assets Management Group Co., Ltd., and Taicang Energy Development Corporation, which respectively own 75%, 10%, 6%, 5%, and 4% of the shares.
In Phase One, the power plant built two units of 300,000 Kw each, in which the three main generators were introduced from the factories of Shanghai Electrical Group. The construction started in May 1998, and the two units went into operation in December 1999 and April 2000 respectively.
The Phase Two started in December 2003, to build two units of 600,000 Kw each. With the successful operation of Unit 3 and 4 this year, the generating capacity of Taicang Power Plant has reached 2.4 million Kw/h. The construction of Phase Two also created a record speed for similar projects in China.
Feb. 23, 2006