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

Sovereign Project | 46058-002 Status: Active

Summary

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.

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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
Loan: Qinghai Delinha Concentrated Solar Energy Plant Project
The Export-Import Bank of China US$ 75.58 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) Land levelling work has been completed since Nov 2014. CGN-SEDC proposed the engineering, procurement and constructon (EPC) procurement mode for key systems to mitigate technical risks and construction schedule management. Evaluation of EPC package has been completed while contracts for procurement of molten salt and heat transfer fluid has been awarded.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

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. The project is also designed to reduce water consumption by 73.5% compared with a wet cooling system to minimize impact on available water.
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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shigeru Yamamura
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 22 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 06 May 2013 to 17 May 2013
MRM 10 Jul 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2016

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 322.26 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 02 Dec 2013 26.23 0.00 17%
Counterpart 96.68 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 75.58 02 Dec 2013 0.48 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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