Dongguan Taiyangzhou IGCC
Dongguan Power and Chemical Corporation is planning to build an 800MW integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with carbon capture in Dongguan City in the Guangdong province of China.
When operational, the coal-fired facility will capture up to 1 million tonnes per annum of CO2, to be transported via a 100km pipeline for storage in offshore depleted oil and gas reservoirs. The IGCC technology will be provided by KBR and Southern Company of the US, who signed a licensing deal with the Chinese firm in 2009.
The project, in which the Xinxing Group and Nanjing Harbin Turbine Co are also partners, is in its early stages of planning. It forms part of the Reform and Development Plan for the Pearl River Delta that has already been endorsed by the government.
Southern and KBR’s patented IGCC technology is also to be deployed at Dongguan Power’s Tianming 120MW natural gas-fired power station, where it is expected to start operations in late 2011.
No project costs or funding details are available.
As of September 2010, the project’s feasibility studies were awaiting state approval. Once this is granted, construction is expected to take around three years. Start up is provisionally planned for 2015.