Taizhou's first 100,000-ton coal berth put into use

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-06-05

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A 10,000-ton coal berth, the largest of its kind in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, is put into use on June 1. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

Taizhou's first 10,000-ton coal berth was put into use on June 1, marking a significant milestone for the city in East China's Zhejiang province.

The berth, constructed by China Huaneng Group, is now serving a power plant located in Yuhuan, a county-level city in Taizhou. In addition to the new 100,000-ton berth, a 70,000-ton berth was also transformed from the original two 50,000-ton coal discharging berths.

The three-month expansion project was completed on May 31, and the two updated berths will undergo a half-year trial operation.

The terminal welcomed two 70,000-ton coal ships from Indonesia on the first day of trial operations and is expected to receive the first 100,000-ton coal ship this July or August.

The berth expansion project will significantly improve the transportation capacity of the company and boost the development of the marine economy, said Zhang Yaobin, chief economist of the Yuhuan Branch of Huaneng (Zhejiang) Energy Development Co Ltd.