12 January 2007 06:38 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Tangshan Thermal Power, a subsidiary of Chinese power major Datang International, has been ordered by China’s environmental protection agency to shut five 50 megawatt (MW) thermal power units in Tangshan, Hebei province, Datang said on Friday.
The thermal power units breached the state’s environmental assessments, the country’s State Environmental Protection Administration’s (SEPA) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Datang said in a statement that Tangshan was now working with relevant authorities to gradually close down the five 50 MW thermal power units effective from Friday to comply with SEPA’s requirements.
It added that it could not shut the units all at once as it was supplying power to residents and users within the Tangshan region and it was the high season for heating.
The detailed schedule for the closure of the relevant generation units was being discussed, it added.
Another desulphurisation project, the Liancheng power plant Phase II project, operated by Datang’s subsidiary Liancheng Power, also failed to pass an inspection for environment protection facilities, the company said.
The desulphurisation project was scheduled to commence operations in March and Datang was now actively applying for approval to start up the unit, it added.
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