The boiler units being used for this project are State of the Art Super Critical Technology based, with main steam temperature of 571.4 °C, and main steam pressure of 25.63MPa. This super critical technology is the widely used in most of the developing countries to improve the coal efficiency, to lower the cost of fuel and to cut down the emissions. The seawater desulfurization process will also be used in this project which makes the desulfurization efficiency more than 93.5%. In addition to that, Electro Static Precipitators (ESPs) are installed to control particulate matter emissions in this project. Low NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) burners for burning of pulverized coal are specially designed to reduce NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) emission in comparison with other burners.
CPHGC Project is employing all these technologies and will spend around 10% of project cost on these pollution control technologies. According to the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) approved by BEPA, the project will follow all NEQS (National Environment Quality Standards) and IFC (International Finance Corporation) standards.
Comparing to the similar CPEC coal-fired project with the same capacity which is under construction, CPHGC project also is under the environmental leading level.