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SECURITY PACKAGE AGREEMENTS FOR

TWO 990 MW THAR COAL BASED POWER PROJECTS SIGNED
08-MAR-2018
 

ISLAMABAD, 8th March 2018: The Implementation Agreements (IAs) of two thar coal-based power generation projects totalling 990 MW were signed today at Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) for materializing the financing of 1490 Million US$ as the cumulative Projects cost.  Mr. Shah Jahan Mirza, Managing Director PPIB signed the documents with Mr. Mohammad Asad, Project Director of M/s Lucky Electric Coal Project and Mr. Muhammad Abdul Vakil, Chief Operating Officer of M/s Siddiqsons Energy Coal Project. The signings were witnessed by senior officers of PPIB and other high level officals representing both projects. Ealier, the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of both the projects were executed on 7th March 2018.

 

The 660 MW Lucky Electric Coal Project being developed by M/s Lucky Electric Power Company Limited at Port Qasim has an investment of 1,080 million US Dollars whereas 330 MW Siddiqsons Energy Coal Project by M/s Siddiqsons Energy Limited is located at Thar Block-II having investment of 410 million US Dollars. Both projects will utilize Thar Coal supplied by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) which is executing coal mining operations for coal extraction in the Thar coalfield, Block-II. Letters of Support have already been issued to both projects by PPIB which are currently at advanced stages of achieving Financial Closure. It is anticipated that Lucky Electric Coal Project will start generation by March 2021 while Siddiqsons Energy Coal Project by June 2021. Latest advancements by both projects are very crucial in achieving future milestones which include financial closing and start of construction activities.

 

The addition of 990 MW of affordable and reliable electricity will energise the national grid in true sense while it will also be instrumental in saving of millions of dollars of precious foreign exchange annually, generating economic activities as well as employment opportunities for the people of Thar in particular and will also entail improvement of the basic infrastructure in the vicinity of these projects.

 

After overcoming the crisis of electricity, GoP is prioritizing and encouraging power generation through indigenous coal and hydro beside renewables resources for achieving energy security. Exploration of Thar Coal is opening a new chapter in the energy history of Pakistan and PPIB has been quite successful in implementing seven thar coal based power projects of 5,000 MW which are at different stages of development.

 

 

 
 
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