Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("the Company", "Huaneng Power" or "Huaneng International") and its subsidiaries are mainly engaged in developing, constructing, operating and managing large-scale power plants throughout China. As at 31 December 2016, the Company is one of China's largest listed power producers with controlling generation capacity of 83,878 MW and equity-based generation capacity of 76,618 MW, and its domestic power plants are located in 22 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. The Company also has a wholly-owned power company in Singapore.
The Company was incorporated on 30 June 1994. It completed its initial global public offering of 1,250,000,000 overseas listed foreign shares ("foreign shares") in October 1994, which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Stock Code: HNP) in the United States by issuing 31,250,000 American Depository Shares ("ADS"). In January 1998, the foreign shares of the Company were listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange") by way of introduction (Stock Code: 902). Subsequently, in March 1998, the Company successfully completed a global placing of 250,000,000 foreign shares along with a private placing of 400,000,000 domestic shares. In November 2001, the Company successfully completed the issue of 350,000,000 A Shares (Stock Code: 600011) in the People's Republic of China ("China", "PRC"), of which 250,000,000 domestic public shares were listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. In December 2010, the Company completed the non-public issuance of 1,500,000,000 A Shares and 500,000,000 H Shares. In November 2014, the Company completed the non-public issuance of 365,000,000 H Shares. In November 2015, the Company completed the non-public issuance of 780,000,000 H Shares. Currently, the total share capital of the Company amounts to approximately 15.2 billion shares.
The core business of the Company is to develop, construct and operate large-scale power plants throughout China by making use of modern technology and equipment and financial resources available domestically and internationally. As a power generation enterprise, the Company has been insisting on innovations in technologies, structure, and management since its incorporation; and on aspects regarding the advancement in power technologies and construction and management of power plant. The Company has been the pioneer and has created various milestones within the domestic power industry, which facilitated the great-leap development of the power business and technological advancement of the power station equipment manufacturing industry in China, and also significantly contributed to the improvement of technical and management standards of the domestic power generation enterprises. The Company was the first to introduce a 600 MW supercritical generating unit into China and we also started operating the first domestically built single 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired generating unit, and the first digitalized 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired generating unit in China. We completed the construction of the first 1,000 MW generating unit in the world using sea water desulphurization facilities and the 660 MW efficient ultra-supercritical coal-fired generating unit with the highest parameter in China. We completed the construction of the first high-efficiency ultra-supercritical and double reheat ultra-supercritical coal-fired generating unit with the highest parameter in China. We developed the technology for synergistic treatment of fuel gas of coal-fired power plants, which was successfully applied in various environmental protection renovation and newly-constructed projects. The Company was the first power company in China to get listed in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The technical and economic indicators as well as the overall manpower efficiency of the Company have been remaining at the forefront in China's power industry. The Company constantly optimizes the power structure and regional distribution, and accelerates development of new energy while consolidating its leading position in conventional energy, aiming to enhance industrial synergy effect. Furthermore, it has expanded the service range for delivery and sales to achieve an overall improvement in operation, quality and corporate vigour.
Throughout the years, with efforts in seeking expansion and operating our business in a prudent manner, the Company has expanded gradually with steady growth in competitive strengths. The success of the Company is attributable to its various advantages, including advantages in scale and equipment, advantages in strategic layout of power plants, strong support from major shareholders, sound corporate governance structure, advantages in market reputation, extensive experience in the capital markets, advantages in overseas development, staff with high calibre and professional management.
The objectives of the Company are: as a power company, devoted to providing sufficient, reliable and eco-friendly energy to the community; as a listed company, devoted to creating long-term, stable and increasing returns for shareholders; and as a first class power producer, devoted to having excellency in operation, becoming a leading power enterprise in China and an advanced enterprise in the international market.
Huaneng International Power Development Corporation ("HIPDC"), the Company's parent company and controlling shareholder, was incorporated as a Sino-foreign joint stock company in 1985.
updated as per Annual Report 2016
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