The main objective of the Project is to establish a CMM demonstration project that covers all aspects of effective and efficient CMM and CBM production, capture, and utilization by applying the latest technologies, i.e., improved CBM production from vertical surface wells and directionally drilled wells from the surface, improved CMM drainage through the use of underground directional drilling and other modern equipment and materials, CMM-based power generation using gas engines, and transmission and distribution of CMM for residential, commercial, and industrial use. In this manner the Project will also contribute to improving mine safety, reduce GHG emissions, and improvement of the environment.
tCO2 equivalent per year in greenhouse gas emission reduction
MW installed energy generation capacity using conventional and renewable energy sources
new households connected to electricity
kilometers of transmission lines installed or upgraded
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|Project Name||Coal Mine Methane Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Conventional energy generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The main objective of the Project is to establish a CMM demonstration project that covers all aspects of effective and efficient CMM and CBM production, capture, and utilization by applying the latest technologies, i.e., improved CBM production from vertical surface wells and directionally drilled wells from the surface, improved CMM drainage through the use of underground directional drilling and other modern equipment and materials, CMM-based power generation using gas engines, and transmission and distribution of CMM for residential, commercial, and industrial use. In this manner the Project will also contribute to improving mine safety, reduce GHG emissions, and improvement of the environment. Part A of the Project is to demonstrate the more efficient production of CBM, drainage and capture of CMM, and their use for power generation as a least-cost alternative using new technologies; Part B of the Project is to demonstrate the efficient use of CMM on a commercial basis for transmission and distribution to consumers; and Part C of the Project is to provide institutional strengthening to the concerned companies involved in the Project and promote the establishment of similar projects in the PRC.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The PRC accounts for about 40 percent of global methane emissions which are, among others, the result of methane gas emissions associated with coal mining activities in the PRC. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and more efficient drainage of CMM and its use for power generation will help reduce the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.|
|Impact||Reduced green house gas emissions in Shanxi Province|
|Description of Outcome||Increased supply and use of CMM and CBM for power generation and residential, commercial and industrial consumers|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Outcome achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Increased CMM and CBM production (JMC)
New electric power generating capacity and connection to electricity transmission grid (JMC)
Expanded CMM transmission network (SECC)
Expanded CMM distribution network (JCCUC)
Improved conditions for development of projects for CMM and CBM production and use
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Part A- Construction activities and installation of all the equipment and accessories associated with the power plant have been completed. The power plant was connected to the Shanxi power grid on 28 Mar 08 and on 3 Oct 08 passed the trial run tests requirements of the Shanxi Power Company. The Shanxi Provincial Development Reform Commission granted its final approval for completing the project requirements for operations on 9 February 2009 and on 5 July 2009 the power plant was put into commercial operations. JMC had turned over the project facilities to the new company established for the operation of the power plant.
Part B- All civil works and equipment installation have been completed for the Zhanglin gas transmission station as of end September 08. Construction work at the 4 gas collection stations (Gaozhuang [main station], Pingshang, Duanshi and Chengzhuang). In Yangcheng Industrial Zone station, all works have been completed. For Yangcheng station however, no material progress has been reported as construction work has to coincide with the construction schedule of Yangcheng Minsheng Gas Company since the station will be at the latter's premises. Equipment for the station was purchased through the ADB loan. Installation cost will be financed from counterpart funds. All pipelaying activities have been completed.
Distribution component for the Jincheng city has progressed well. Construction of the 50,000 m3 and the 80,000 m3 storage tanks and distribution stations, including the laying of medium pressure pipelines were completed and accepted in September 08 and on 18 Oct 08, the project was put in operation and began supplying gas to the city. The components for the 3 counties (Gaoping, Yangcheng, and Qinshui) have also progressed and in the final stages of completion. Lingchuan had dropped out of construction and ADB loan utilization due to funding problems, but has since completed its project scope with support from private investors.
The Project won the 2009 China Habitat Environment Prize awarded by the Ministry of Housing and Construction and was nominated for the Dubai International Award for best practices to improve the living environment.
Part C- Institutional Strengthening: Completed.
|Geographical Location||Shanxi Province|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||There is no major issue on social and environment safeguard compliance for the Project. No complaint has been reported by the affected people and villages. Submission of more detailed social, land acquisition and environment related reports for Part B will be provided upon project completion. The three PIAs were also requested to provide the required inputs for the final project impact assessment.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB-financed consulting services will assist the project implementing agencies with (i) supervision of CMM drainage and CBM production, (ii) management and implementation of CMM transmission and distribution pipeline system component, (iii) institutional strengthening and capacity building, and (iv) promoting the development of additional CBM and CMM projects in Shanxi Province and will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||Procurement of ADB-financed goods including (i) internal combustion gas engines and auxiliary equipment, (ii) gas transmission and distribution pipelines, (iii) operation and maintenance equipment for gas pipelines, (iv) pressure regulating equipment, (v) transformers, and (vi) gas storage tanks will be carried out in accordance with ADB Guidelines for Procurement.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pajarillo, Merlita|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, EARD|
Shanxi Provincial Government
Ms. Wang Hongya
No. 21 Donghouxiahe, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, PRC
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||08 Sep 2003 to 26 Sep 2003|
|MRM||23 Feb 2004|
|Approval||20 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||10 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||14 Feb 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2004||24 Mar 2005||04 Oct 2005||30 Jun 2009||31 Dec 2010||28 Jan 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||237.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||117.40||20 Dec 2004||105.44||0.00||92%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||20 Dec 2004||114.64||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Coal Mine Methane Development Project: Gas Collection and Transmission: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Apr 2008|
|Coal Mine Methane Development Project: CMM and CBM Production for Power Generation: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Sep 2004|
|Coal Mine Methane Development Project: Coal Mine Methane Transmission Pipeline and Coal Mine Methane Distribution: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Sep 2004|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|People’s Republic of China: Coal Mine Methane Development Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Sep 2014|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Together We Deliver: 10 Stories from ADB-Supported Projects with Clear Development Impacts||Books||Apr 2014|
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