Monumental Merger Pending for China’s Huadian

- China

Two of China’s largest state owned electricity producers are currently awaiting state approval for one of the country’s largest utilities mergers in history. China Datang Corp. and China Huadian Corp. stand to form the largest power generator by capacity. Shares for both companies rose as news hit from inside sources at the beginning of the month. Datang’s listed unit Datang International Power Generation Co. rose as much as 5.6% on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Huadian subsidiary Huadian Power International Corp. added as much as 2.2%. China Datang Corp. Renewable Power Co. and Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp. both advanced 2%(Click below to check up on stock progression).

The China State Council will now decide if the merger will move forward and be finalized.

“To see this merger go through will be in line with current objectives China has to stay competitive globally by consolidating publicly owned enterprises within the same industry,” Amy Wu, Director at the Institute for Information Technology for the Building Materials Industry, and AsianCAA’s secretary general, in Beijing. “Many industries are moving towards getting rid of excess capacity, since the economic turmoil of 2015.  Law makers are also pursuing legislation which lowers China’s dependence on coal, and focuses more on sustainable energy”.

The current largest generator in the world position belongs to China Energy Investment Corp, another State owned enterprise. The Datang-Huadian merger would stand to surpass the CEICs capacity by almost 60 gigawatts. The multi billion dollar deal will place Datang Huadian approximately 50 billion ahead of China’s current power generation powerhouse.

For now the companies, and the government, are keeping very hush, providing no comment on progress or status of the deal.

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Datang International Power Generation Co.

Huadian Power International Corp.

China Datang Corp. Renewable Power Co.

Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp

Trung Hau Manufacturing: Watch Video on 100% Quality Sand from Fly Ash

- Vietnam

Trung Hau Manufacturing Company (http://www.trunghau.com/english/index.html) would like to introduce our members to a new technology, which proposes to transform all landfill and excess fly ash being released from power thermal plants into useful materials (artificial sand - stones). This technology has the ability to work on most fly ash compositions. Please click on the video link to learn more about Trung Hau’s semi-dry geopolymer and how they create 100% industrial quality sand from fly ash.

The president of Trung Hau, Mr. Tran Nghia, and a strong delegation including Dr. Do Minh, were active participants at this year’s Coal Ash Asia 2018. Dr. Minh delivered an oral presentation and paper concerning his research on “Accelerating the Polymerization Process of Fly Ash By Microwave”. To read more about this research or other research from our September event, please request our CAA2018 handbook, with over 50 abstracts, by entering your email below.

If you would like to learn more about Trung Hau operations, or to contact our members, please contact AsianCAA staff for more information.




Coal Ash Waste Increases in Viet Nam

HA NOI (Viet Nam) - Evidence shows that although coal waste from thermal power plants in Viet Nam has increased, the country still hasn’t made any meaningful movement towards utilization or industry reform. With density of 45 tonnes per square kilometer of cinder and coal ash, Viet Nam ranks at the top of the list in landfilling of coal ash, just below China. 

Further studies show that Viet Nam currently has approximately twenty coal fired power plants who contribute to the current fifteen million tonnes of ash that is being discharged annually. This number is expected to double in less than ten years. 

Recent measures to address this matter include a formal request from the Prime Minister to implement coal and ash treatment equipment in all plants, and to bring into operation by 2020. The follow up to this request was to be an undertaking by the Ministry of Construction, to work with industry organizations to create standards and regulations for this transition. Neither standards for managing this change nor incentivization for companies switching to green waste management practices has been issued. 

Among the many disappointed with current practices for fly and coal ash management is current deputy head at Binh Thuan Province’s Department of Science Technology, Nguyen Van Nhon. Mr. Van Nhon condemns the current method of burying the waste of thermal power plants, as it not only negatively affect’s the land and water quality, but is considerably wasteful considering the demand for these ashes in parts of the world not too far from Viet Nam’s borders. 

Winh Tan 2 plant in Binh Thuan is notably under scrutiny for its practices this year, taking no efforts to change their practices even after large groups protesting their plants and a formal charge of 66,000 USD from the government. 

Industry and academic leaders are calling for immediate action regarding the lack of change in coal-fired power plants’ waste management. Industry changes require cooperation from all sides in order to be effective, as witnessed in the smokestack industries of China, India and the USA. The first step is to create preferential policies for waste treatment measures adopted by power plants. Secondly, the government needs to strengthen inspection protocols and reprimand companies that violate the Prime Minister’s new waste management reform. These steps will hopefully encourage the functioning power plants to find interested buyers of fly ash and reduce the exploitation of Viet Nam’s natural resources.