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660MW CPHGC power plant connected to national grid

KARACHI: The China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) has successfully synchronised one of its two 660 MW coal-fired power plants with the national grid, the company announced on Monday.

The synchronisation of the first unit was achieved ahead of schedule and was realised within the agreed technical parameters, said the company release. After the commencement of commercial operations at CPHGC, the project will add 9 billion kWh of electricity of the national grid every year meeting electricity needs of 4 million households in the country.

The project will run on imported coal and will operate with super-critical technology at a total installed capacity of 1,320MW. The company also announced that it plans to complete the second 660 MW unit within the stipulated time and synchronisation would be completed by Aug 2019.

While announcing the completion of project, CPHGC Chief Executive Zhao Yonggang appreciated the team work and efforts by Pakistani and Chinese employees to complete the project before time.
1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Plant has most advanced environment protection technology such as electrostatic precipitators, flue gas desulfurization, low NOx burners, optimized furnace combustion organization, wind-proof & dust control net & wastewater treatment plant for the reduction of Pollution.






Bucket wheel and 180+meters height chimni at Sahiwal 1320 MW coal power plant
Pakistan to start producing power from Thar coal in few days

Pakistan’s decades-old dream of producing electricity from the world’s seventh largest coal reserves in Thar has almost come true. The country is all set to start generating power with the help of coal in the next few days.

“We are scheduled to test one of the two 330-megawatt power plants based on Thar coal any day between March 20 and 25,” revealed Engro Powergen Thar CEO Ahsan Zafar Syed while talking to The Express Tribune.

The company will test the second plant in late April.
“We are four months ahead of the timeline set for switching on the power plants,” he said. “The project is almost done well within the budgeted cost (investment) of $1.1 billion while we have significantly saved cost of the mining project, which was originally estimated at $845 million.”

Both the plants will be connected to the national grid one by one through the 232 km Thar-Matiari transmission line during their testing phase.

In June, both the plants would formally start commercial production “as the commercial operation date (COD) of the first mine-mouth power project is set for June 2019,” he said.

Pakistan discovered the Thar coalfields in 1991. These contain the world’s seventh largest coal reserves of 175 billion tons, more than the combined oil reserves of energy-rich Saudi Arabia and Iran, and 68 times higher than Pakistan’s total gas reserves. Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) – a group of seven stakeholders including the government of Sindh with 51% majority stake as well as Engro, the Habib Group and Hubco – has dug 148 metres down block-II in Thar coalfields in the past nine years.

SECMC has been allotted block-II which carries only 1% of the total reserves in Thar. “Coal deposits in block-II are enough to produce 5,000MW of electricity for the next 50 years,” Syed said. “We have invested a lot of time, money and human resources to make the dream come true.”
2nd unit of 660 MW coal power plant in Hub Balochistan, a major power project under CPEC, was commissioned. According to China Power Hub Generation Company, it successfully synchronized 2nd unit with national grid.



CPHGC power plant in Hub Balochistan will be completed in August. This is a 2×660 MW coal-fired power plant. It is the largest project under CPEC in Balochistan. It created 2900 local jobs.

Aerial view of the power plant at night

Lucky Electric Power Company

Lucky Electric Power Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of LCL Holdings Limited which is fully owned by Lucky Cement Limited. The Company is in the process of setting up a 660 MW coal fired power plant with super critical technology located in Deh Ghangiaro, Bin Qasim, Karachi.





PM inaugurates Coal Power Plant at Hub, Balochistan

October 21, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was in Karachi on a day-long visit on Monday, inaugurated the China Hub Power Generation Plant in Hub, Balochistan, a project under the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the premier said the power plant was the first joint venture between Islamabad and Beijing under CPEC, and expressed his desire to work on such projects in the future.

“The government will facilitate joint collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese businesses in various sectors,” he said, adding Balochistan was full of rich mineral deposits and fisheries — resources which can help boost the country’s foreign exchange.

PM Imran said his government was moving towards the second phase of CPEC, and it had established the CPEC Authority to facilitate the projects.

He said Chinese leadership, during his recent trip to Beijing, had reiterated fast-tracking CPEC projects, adding that his government was committed to increase ease of doing business in the country to attract foreign investment.

Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, federal ministers and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
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