After the success of Pingshan phase I project, the shell of the Phase II cooling tower has been completed. Pingshan II, designed by Hamon, is now the largest and tallest cooling tower in the world, rising to 210 m above ground level. The previous record was held by the two cooling towers of Kalisindh power plant in India (8m shorter).
Pingshan power plant is a coal fired power station located in Anhui province, China. Phase I was composed of two ultra-supercritical units of 660 MW (1,320 MW).
Phase II will increase the performance and boost the total output power with 1,350 MW; allowing a total output power of 2,370 MW.
It is the most powerful coal fired unit ever built, the cooling tower has exceptional characteristics as well:
• External base diameter: Ø174 m
• External exhaust diameter: Ø98 m
• 35 000 m³ of fill
Similarly to phase I, the new cooling tower is equipped with a flue gas duct to release the cleaned flue gas coming from the gas scrubber.