What you need to know about the water treatment plant at the Nhuanan hydropower station.
By JOSH JORDANPublished Feb. 19, 2019 12:32AMHONG KONG — The water treatment facility at the Hualien Hydroelectric Station will soon be able to treat the waste water produced during its operations.
Nhuanans’ Hualians power plant produces nearly 30 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year.
To treat it, it will need to pump out a significant amount of water every two weeks.
That is, for every 3.8 gallons of water pumped, it needs to take about 30 gallons out of the ground, a process known as desalination.
The station is located near Hualiens Hualuan hydropowered station, which is also home to two other hydroelectric plants that produce more than 1.8 million kilonewatt hours of electricity.
One of the stations is in Nhualien, which sits about 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Hong Kong.
The other is in the city of Hualiang, which lies on the north shore of the Hainan River.
The water treatment plants in Hong Kong and Hualients power plants were built at a cost of about $5 billion each.
Nhuanans is one of the largest and most advanced water treatment facilities in the world, producing about 7.4 million kilawatt hours per year, or about the same amount as New York City, according to the company.
It has produced over 1.6 billion kilowatts of electricity in recent years, generating more than 30 million megawatt-hours (mWh) per year from water.
The plant is located at the same location as the other Hualen hydroelectric plant, located near the city’s downtown, and the third hydropumped hydroelectric power plant, near the town of Hulang.
Hualien was selected by China’s National Development and Reform Commission to build its first large hydropump facility.
It is currently undergoing construction, but is expected to be ready to begin producing electricity in 2019.
China has built some 10 hydroelectric dams in the last few decades.
Some of the dams are currently under construction.
The country has more than 8,600 hydropumps, which are considered among the world’s largest.
Hulang is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Hongkong.
The city has about 20,000 residents.
The Hualens is located in the northernmost tip of Hainans island chain.