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List Of Completed Power Projects Under CPEC Umbrella

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been making remarkable progress, transforming the economic landscape of the region. With a series of completed projects and several more in the pipeline, CPEC continues to strengthen the bond between China and Pakistan. In this blog post, we will explore the latest updates on CPEC, highlighting both the completed projects and those currently under construction or consideration. These developments showcase the positive impact of CPEC on regional connectivity, economic growth, and shared prosperity.

Completed Power Projects Under CPEC Umbrella:

1: Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant

Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant: The 1320MW Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant was completed on 28th October 2017 and is currently operational. This state-of-the-art power plant contributes to Pakistan’s energy sector, ensuring a stable power supply.

 

2: Coal-fired Power Plant at Port Qasim Karachi

Coal-fired Power Plant at Port Qasim Karachi: The 1320MW Coal-fired Power Plant at Port Qasim Karachi was completed on 25th April 2018 and is operational. This power plant plays a crucial role in meeting the energy demands of Karachi, the economic hub of Pakistan.

 

3: China Hub Coal Power Project, Hub Balochistan

China Hub Coal Power Project, Hub Balochistan: The 1320MW China Hub Coal Power Project in Hub Balochistan was completed on 17th August 2019 and is currently operational. This project brings significant power generation capacity to the province of Balochistan, facilitating its industrial development.

 

4: Engro Thar Coal Power Project

Engro Thar Coal Power Project: The 660MW Engro Thar Coal Power Project was completed on 10th July 2019 and is operational. It utilizes the abundant coal reserves of Thar and contributes to the country’s goal of utilizing indigenous energy resources.

5: Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park (Bahawalpur)

Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park (Bahawalpur): The Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur comprises a 400MW completed project (August 2016) and an ongoing 600MW project. This solar park showcases Pakistan’s commitment to renewable energy and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

 

6: Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm, Gharo, Thatta

Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm, Gharo, Thatta: The 50MW Hydro China Dawood Wind Farm in Gharo, Thatta, was completed on 5th April 2017 and is operational. This wind farm harnesses the power of wind energy, contributing to the clean and sustainable energy mix of Pakistan.

 

7: UEP Wind Farm, Himpir, Thatta

UEP Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Thatta: The 100MW UEP Wind Farm in Jhimpir, Thatta, was completed on 16th June 2017 and is currently operational. This wind farm further strengthens Pakistan’s renewable energy capacity.

 

8: Sachal Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Thatta

Sachal Wind Farm, Jhimpir, Thatta: The 50MW Sachal Wind Farm in Jhimpir, Thatta, was completed on 11th April 2017 and is operational. It adds to the renewable energy portfolio of the country, reducing carbon emissions and promoting a greener future.

 

9: Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project

Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project: The 100MW Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project comprises two completed wind farms. The second wind farm was completed on 30th June 2018, and the third wind farm was completed on 9th July 2018. These wind power projects contribute significantly to Pakistan’s renewable energy goals.

 

10: Matiari to Lahore ±660 KV HVDC Transmission Line Project

Matiari to Lahore ±660 KV HVDC Transmission Line Project: The Matiari to Lahore ±660 KV HVDC Transmission Line Project was completed on 1st September 2021 and is currently operational. This transmission line enhances the power transmission capacity between Sindh and Punjab, ensuring efficient distribution of electricity.

 

11: Karot Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab

Karot Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab: The 720MW Karot Hydropower Project achieved financial close in March 2017 and was completed on 29th June 2021. This hydropower project harnesses the potential of the Jhelum River, contributing to Pakistan’s clean energy goals.

 

12: HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project (Thar Energy)

HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project (Thar Energy): The 330MW HUBCO Thar Coal Power Project achieved financial close on 30th January 2020 and was completed on 30th September 2022. It utilizes Thar coal reserves to generate electricity, promoting energy security and sustainable development.

 

13: SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8 mtpa & Power Plant (2×660MW) (Shanghai Electric)

SSRL Thar Coal Block-I 7.8 mtpa & Power Plant (2×660MW) (Shanghai Electric): The 1320MW SSRL Thar Coal Block-I project, including a coal mine and power plant, achieved financial close on 30th December 2019. The project was completed on 5th February 2023, further utilizing the vast coal reserves of Thar for power generation.

 

14: HUBCO ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project

HUBCO ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project: The 330MW HUBCO ThalNova Thar Coal Power Project achieved financial close on 30th September 2020 and was completed on 17th February 2023. It adds to the growing capacity of Thar coal-based power generation in the region.

List Of Under Construction Power Projects:

1: Suki Kinari Hydropower Project, KPK

Suki Kinari Hydropower Project, KP: The 884MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project achieved financial close in February 2017 and is currently under construction. With 70% of the work completed, this project will enhance the hydropower capacity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

2: Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar

Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar: The 300MW Coal-Fired Power Project at Gwadar is currently under construction. Tariff determination, land acquisition, and other necessary processes have been initiated, bringing power generation capabilities to the port city.

3: Kohala Hydropower Project, AJK

Kohala Hydropower Project, AJK: The 1124MW Kohala Hydropower Project in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is under consideration. The land acquisition process has commenced, and various agreements have been signed, paving the way for the project’s financial close.

 

4: Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab

Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, AJK/Punjab: The 700.7MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, spanning AJK and Punjab, is currently under consideration. The land acquisition process is underway, and agreements have been signed, bringing the project closer to financial close.

Conclusion: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continues to make significant strides, transforming the economic landscape of the region. CPEC has contributed to power generation, infrastructure development, and renewable energy integration in Pakistan through a series of completed projects and ongoing developments. The progress made thus far reflects the commitment of both China and Pakistan towards regional connectivity, economic growth, and sustainable development. As more projects move from the planning stage to construction and completion, CPEC remains a catalyst for shared prosperity and enhanced cooperation in the region.

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