China’s 1320MW coal-fired power plant commissioned in Pakistan





By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: The Pakistan government has confirmed successful commercial operations of a $2 billion 1,320MW coal-fired power plant set up by the China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) under the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) project.

“M/s CPHGC has successfully undergone through commissioning tests as per the agreed procedure,” said a notification issued by the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) – a government-owned subsidiary responsible for procuring power from plants and selling them to distribution companies.

Separately, the CPHGC also announced successful commissioning of its 1,320MW (2×660) imported coal power plant and integrated jetty with coal transshipment capacity of 4.2 million tons per annum.

The CPHGC is a joint venture between the Hub Power Company (Hubco) and China Power International Holding (CPIH) and a part of early harvest energy projects under the CPEC framework agreement. The plant is located in Balochistan province.

The government had approved the processing of 1,320MW imported coal-based power project at Hub in November 2014.

On Sunday, the company said it had developed the plant in a record time, as per schedule and within the projected cost, and would add nine billion units (kWh) of electricity to the national grid every year, meeting the electricity needs of four million households in the country.



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