46058-002: Qinghai Delingha Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Project | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Qinghai Delingha Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46058-002 Status: Active

ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China construct a 50-megawatt concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) plant in Qinghai province. It will be the first utlity-scale CSP plant in the country. The project will also include capacity development and training in CSP construction, operation, and management. The power plant is expected to generate 199 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yamamura, Shigeru East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Qinghai Delingha Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Project
Project Number 46058-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3075-PRC: Qinghai Delinha Concentrated Solar Energy Plant Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome -
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) ADB financed procurement of heat transfer fluid, molten salt, and solar field EPC have been completed. Construction is currently underway and commercial operation is planned to start in August 2018.
Geographical Location Delhi
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment (category B). The potential adverse environmental impacts of the project include (i) soil erosion, noise, fugitive dust, solid waste, and safety risks during construction; and (ii) noise, solid waste and wastewater, and the leakage of synthetic oil HTF during operation. The initial environmental examination (IEE) concludes that the potential adverse environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated by measures outlined in the IEE, and the project will result in environmental and socioeconomic benefits that significantly outweigh potential negative impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement (category B). Land acquisition under the project will affect people of the Mongolian ethnic group, and a land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan has been prepared. The project will permanently acquire 246 hectares of jointly contracted grassland with a 50-year land usage right since 1985, which belongs to 153 people from 31 Mongolian ethnicity households. The land to be acquired is semiarid unused land, which is 0.7% of the total grazing area owned by the affected households and will not cause loss of income and fixed assets, and physical displacement. All affected households are entitled to cash compensation for loss of land, and in-kind assistance such as employment opportunities during the construction and operation of the project, portable solar photovoltaic sets and high insulation yurts (nomad tents), and livelihood skills development training. CGN and CGN-DSE shall ensure that (i) the land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan is implemented, and the compensation and in-kind assistance for affected people are carried out promptly and efficiently in accordance with the government's applicable laws and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement; and (ii) the implementation of the land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan is monitored, evaluated, and reported to ADB.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples (category B). Land acquisition under the project will affect people of the Mongolian ethnic group, and a land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan has been prepared. The project will permanently acquire 246 hectares of jointly contracted grassland with a 50-year land usage right since 1985, which belongs to 153 people from 31 Mongolian ethnicity households. The land to be acquired is semiarid unused land, which is 0.7% of the total grazing area owned by the affected households and will not cause loss of income and fixed assets, and physical displacement. All affected households are entitled to cash compensation for loss of land, and in-kind assistance such as employment opportunities during the construction and operation of the project, portable solar photovoltaic sets and high insulation yurts (nomad tents), and livelihood skills development training. CGN and CGN-DSE shall ensure that (i) the land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan is implemented, and the compensation and in-kind assistance for affected people are carried out promptly and efficiently in accordance with the government's applicable laws and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement; and (ii) the implementation of the land acquisition and ethnic minority development plan is monitored, evaluated, and reported to ADB.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting service is out of ADB financing.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works shall be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Yamamura, Shigeru
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
19F, Science Building,
No. 1001 Shangbu Zhong Road,
Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2017

Loan 3075-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2013 23 Jan 2014 21 Apr 2014 31 May 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 246.68 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 02 Dec 2013 126.24 0.00 84%
Counterpart 96.68 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Dec 2013 42.24 0.00 28%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

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