EDF has joined forces with China Datang Corporation to operate an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant at Fuzhou in south eastern China.

Energy Business Review reports that the joint venture will see EDF hold a 49 per cent stake in Datang International Fuzhou Power Generation Company (FPC).

The facility is to be the first ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant to be operated by EDF, with two units with an output of 1,000 MW each.

The plant is expected to be commissioned in 2016.

EDF chairman and CEO Henri Proglio (pictured) said, “EDF is delighted to be able to work alongside Datang, a major player in China’s electricity sector, in constructing the latest generation of thermal power plant, equipped with innovative technology and high environmental performance standards.”

The agreement also enables EDF to be deeply involved in the industrial process of constructing and operating the future power plant.

The agreement also involves the establishment of new industrial synergies with Guangdong Engineering and Design Institute (GEDI), the plant’s designers, or Dongfang, the turbine suppliers.

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