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Karot hydropower .. CPEC
From 2015 to 2022, from blueprint to reality, the Karot Hydropower Project will be fully operational in several weeks!

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The rotor of the first unit at Suki Kinari Hydropower Project was successfully hoisted.
On the morning of 11th June 2022, the rotor of Unit#4 was successfully hoisted, achieving another major milestone at the Project. Total weight of rotor is about 406 tons, which is the heaviest hoisting component in the electromechanical equipment of the entire unit.


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Wapda completes another milestone on Diamer Bhasha Dam project, successfully completed the breakthrough process of top bench of diversion tunnel two.

Chilas: 12 June 2022: Significant and historic progress on Diamer Bhasha Project.. The break-down of the heading of the Diversion Tunnel Two has been successfully completed from the streamside. This will accelerate the completion of the remaining excavation (630 meters) of the Diversion Tunnel's benching work.

The total length of this di-version tunnel located on the right side of the main dam is 957 meters. The width of the tunnel is 16 meters while the height is 16.9 meters.

For the construction of the main dam the water of the Indus river is down through the di-version canal along with the di version tunnel will be diverted towards stream. It is clear that construction work on diversion canal at main dam site to divert water from river is underway.


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Households in Gwadar to get solar panels​

Jun 10, 2022

“As part of efforts to ease difficulties of people of Gwadar, federal government has decided to provide solar panels for domestic consumers,” Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif announced on Friday, adding that he has directed for the completion of work on transmission lines in South Balochistan by December and a plan for comprehensive off-grid system.

The first step towards the solarization of Gwadar was taken by China in December 2021 when it announced the installation of 3,200 units of solar panels in various houses in Gwadar. The project is being carried out directly with the help of China, which started arriving in January earlier this year.

The Cabinet Committee of Energy had already approved entering into a deal with Iran for new energy purchases. Pakistan is purchasing 102 MW electricity from Iran while the government has finalized a deal with Iran to buy additional 100MW for Gwadar and other coastal areas of Balochistan.

In this regard, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday held a fruitful meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan.
 

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Construction work continues simultaneously on 10 sites of Dasu Project, scheduled to start electricity generation in 2026.
This was briefed in a progress review meeting today chaired by WAPDA Chairman Naveed Asghar Chaudhry.


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Federal govt restores seven CPEC powerplants’ tax exemption

The federal government has restored the tax exemption for the seven power plants currently being developed under the China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC) project, news sources reported on June 7. The formal announcement of the tax exemption will be made in the budget announcement scheduled for June 10.

Reportedly, the following powerplants have been exempted from tax duties on the import of heavy machinery:

  • Kohala Hydro Company (Private) Limited – with a generation capacity of 1,124 MW (date of IA execution: May 25, 2020)
  • Azad Pattan (Private) Limited – with a generation capacity of 700.7 MW (date of IA execution July 6, 2020
  • SK Hydro (Private) Limited – with a generation capacity of 870.25 MW (date of IA execution: April 11, 2014).
  • CHIC Pak Power Company (Pvt) Limited – with a generation capacity of 300 MW (date of execution: April 8, 2021).
  • Thal Nova Power Thar (Private) Limited – with a generation capacity of 330 MW (date of IA execution November 24, 2017)
  • Thar Energy Limited – with a generation capacity of 330 MW (date of IA execution November 10, 2017)
  • Thar Coal Block-1 Power Generation Company (Private) Limited – with a generation capacity of 1,320 MW (date of IA execution: December 12, 2019.
However, the government has instructed companies to meet the following criteria in order to avail the tax exemption status:

  • The company shall enter into an Implementation Agreement (IA) with GOP
  • The contractor shall submit a copy of the contract or agreement under which he intends to import the goods for the project.
  • The chief executive or head of the contracting company shall certify that the imported goods are the project’s bona fide requirement.
 

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By Khalid Aziz | Gwadar Pro Jun 18, 2022



ISLAMABAD,June 18(Gwadar Pro) - National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved the final selling price for 660 megawatts Thar coal-based Engro Thar Powergen Ltd. (ETPL), the regulator said.
ETPL is an early-harvest indigenous-coal based power project under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and the first ever Thar coal-based power plant, which started commercial operation on July 10,2019. Engro Group owns 51% share in the project while China Machinery Engineering Corp. (CMEC) owns 35% share. CMEC is also the engineering and procurement contractor(EPC)of the project. China Development Bank, China Construction Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China provided $621 million for the project while Pakistani banks contributed Rs24.15 billion. The project is located in Thar Block II in Tharparkar district of Sindh.
NEPRA determined the Commercial Operations Date (COD)-stage tariff for the project at Rs14.84 per unit of electricity for the first 10 years, and Rs9.32 for the next 20 years. The levelized tariff for the 30-year concessional agreement period came out asRs12.95 per unit, the notification read.
NEPRA determined the total project cost at $952 million while the coal price has been assessed at Rs67.5 per ton. The imported coal based power plants have quoted coal price of above Rs200 per ton for the month of May in their fuel charges claims submitted to NEPRA.
Documents suggest that the Thar coal-based power plants will not only save big amounts being spent on imported coal but will also provide cheaper electricity, as the final tariff for ETPL is even less than the fuel cost component of imported-coal based power plants for the month of May.
The 1,320MW Thar Coal Block-I is another CPEC project being executed by Shanghai Electric in Tharparkar district.
 

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Another headrace tunnel sections breakthrough with each other at Suki Kinari Hydropower Project Today dated 21st June 2022.

Almost 4.5km section was one of the difficult section in whole Headrace Tunnel part which have challenging geological conditions due to high water ingress, several fault zones and high over burden.

However, the skilled team comprises of International and National members, made it happen.
Most of the headrace tunnel (23.2km) had already been completed and the concrete lining is in progress between breakthrough sections of Headrace Tunnel.


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Chinese companies strive to help alleviate Pakistan’s power shortages

By GT staff reporters Published: Jun 23, 2022 09:30 PM


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China's energy infrastructure developers and operators are striving to help ensure the timely delivery and smooth operation of power facilities in Pakistan, which is coping with severe power shortages amid extreme weather and high coal prices.

Industry sources told the Global Times on Thursday that they had noted the difficulties in Pakistan and their teams were making their best efforts to address the challenges. Some power projects, which are under construction or near completion, are expected to greatly improve power supply in Pakistan, companies said.

China Three Gorges Corp, which is completing the 720-megawatt (mW) Karot hydropower project on the Jhelum River in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, told the Global Times in an emailed statement on Thursday that when the project starts operating, it is expected to relieve more than 10 percent of the reported 6,500-mW power gap in Pakistan.

A Chinese state-owned energy company told the Global Times on condition of anonymity that the current coal price is so high that it has pushed up the cost of power generation, but the company is operating at a loss to make a contribution to society.

The flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is expected to improve Pakistan's energy structure and push the country's sustainable development, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian in May. Once fully operational, it will provide stable and affordable energy supply to Pakistan and meet the electricity demand of roughly 5 million locals.

Affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the international coal price has been soaring since March, and while there was a slight drop in May, it is still at a record high, industry experts said.

The knock-on effect of the global energy price surge has led to unprecedented challenges for many developing countries, including Pakistan.

Electricity demand in Pakistan is around 26,000 mW, but supply is only about 19,500 mW, media outlets have reported.

In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, residents in some areas may experience power outages for 8-10 hours or more every day. In some rural areas, it could be as long as 16 hours a day, media reports said.

High temperatures also put huge pressure on power supply in Pakistan.

China Energy Engineering Corp (Energy China), another major power supplier, is upgrading power supplies in Pakistan, with several key projects recently landing on the ground.

For example, on May 26, the first gas turbine of the Punjab Power Plant Jhang in Pakistan was connected to the power grid for the first time. The 1,263-mW power project was constructed by a subsidiary of Energy China, according to a document the company sent to the Global Times.

After the completion of the project, it will greatly relieve the power shortages of local enterprises and the surrounding area, Energy China said.

As one of the largest gas-fired, combined cycle power plants in Pakistan, the Punjab plant is expected to add 1.3 gigawatts to the country's grid, according to media reports.

This comes just two months after another key project with the participation of Chinese companies - the Bin Qasim Power Station-III (BQPS-III) - completed the first firing of its generation unit of 450 mW in mid-March, which means the engine can serve about 150,000 homes in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.

With an investment of over $650 million, the BQPS-III power plant is the utility's flagship project that will cumulatively add 900 mW of energy to secure Karachi's growing demand.

Energy China said that hydropower projects in Pakistan are also under construction.
 

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After the completion of the project, it will greatly relieve the power shortages of local enterprises and the surrounding area, Energy China said.

Hopefully the local enterprises and the citizens of the area will be able to afford the power being sold.

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After the completion of the project, it will greatly relieve the power shortages of local enterprises and the surrounding area, Energy China said.

Hopefully the local enterprises and the citizens of the area will be able to afford the power being sold.

Regards
Did you miss the part where the Chinese companies are operating at a loss to deliver that electricity?

'A Chinese state-owned energy company told the Global Times on condition of anonymity that the current coal price is so high that it has pushed up the cost of power generation, but the company is operating at a loss to make a contribution to society.'
 

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Update on 800 MW Under Construction Mohmand Dam.
Work is being done simultaneously on nine different sites. It could be operational by 2025.


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