CDIA PFS to Pave for Better Heat Supply in the World’s Coldest Capital City

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CDIA is set to provide better access to heat supply in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – considered as the coldest capital city in the world.

By recently completing the pre-feasibility study (PFS) for downstream facilities for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant #5, CDIA will be helping the Government of Mongolia replace existing facilities that are insufficient, outdated and causing serious air pollution.

The PFS focused on project assessment and conceptual design for the heating transmission facility that will connect the CHP to the city’s heating distribution system, and water conveyance infrastructure for the plant’s operation.

Upon completion in 2020, these infrastructure projects are expected to facilitate the provision of about 504 Gigacalorie/hour of heat to meet the needs of at least 86,000 households of Bayanzurk District in eastern Ulaanbaatar. It will greatly contribute to the 2,546 Gcal/h heat requirement of the City by 2020. Further, at least 44,151 tons of raw coal consumption will be reduced from the discontinued use of polluting heat systems like stoves and heat-only boilers, which are presently key sources of domestic heat.

Overall, the project is expected to improve the health and living conditions of residents, especially the poor whose access to safe, clean and reliable heating system has always been in the past years a matter of survival.

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