US$2 billion power plant underway in Pakistan

By Mike Hayes28 March 2017

China Power International Holding has started work on a new US$2 billion coal-based power plant in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

The 1,320 MW plant is due for completion in 2019.

It also represents the second major project to be commissioned under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor programme, with China having already taken over the management of Gwadar port, in south-west Pakistan.

China Power will work with local firm Hub Power Company on the construction of the plant, which will include state-of-the-art boiler units, with super critical technology.

China Power said the same technology is currently being used in most developing countries to improve coal efficiency, lower the cost of fuel and cut down emissions.

The plant is the first of a number of similar projects China has promised to deliver in Pakistan, to ease its current power crisis, although it has expressed concerns over the safety of its personnel in Balochistan, following attacks by militants in the restive province.

Latest News
New U.S. dealers for Goldhofer
Goldhofer Transport Technology extends its network in North America.
Liebherr delivers new harbor crane to Port of Toledo
A new LHM 550 harbor crane has increased the capacity at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
SHOW GUIDE: The Utility Expo
A host of products and services will be shown at The Utility Show, formerly ICUEE, in Louisville, KY.