Kuehne+Nagel named logistics partner for Hsinta power plant renewal
As the existing units at Taiwan’s government-owned reach the date of retirement, Taiwan Power Company has initiated the Hsinta Power Plant Combined Cycle Renewal Project. As part of the project, equipment and materials will have to be moved to the project site. Kuehne+Nagel’s Taiwanese unit, has been selected as the project logistics partner.
According to Kuehne+Nagel, it is Taiwan’s third-largest thermal power plant. As part of the “Combined Renewal Project,” the existing unit will be replaced by three new combined-cycle power units, aimed at reducing CO2 and air pollutant emissions while also creating steady, long-term power load growth.
Kuehne+Nagel Taiwan was selected by the assigned consortium as its project logistics partner. The three-year project involves moving approximately 180,000 freight tons of equipment and materials by breakbulk and heavy-lift vessels from various origins worldwide to Kaohsiung port.
Hsinta power plant renewal
The planned power generation facility, with a production capacity of 3,900 MW, is located in Yong-An Salt Pan on the southeast side of Hsinta Power Plant and is located in Yong-An District of Kaohsiung City, covering an area of about 78.6 hectares and other 3.59 hectares in the existing plant, with a total of 82.19 hectares as the planned area.
When compared to a standard simple-cycle plant, a combined-cycle power plant uses a gas and a steam turbine to create more energy from the same fuel. Its efficiency and environmentally friendly attributes will provide power load stability and, over time, enhance ambient air quality in Southern Taiwan, particularly in Kaohsiung city.
The project is estimated to be completed by the end of 2024.