1,320 MW of Coal-Fired Electricity Is Operational Under CPEC
ISLAMABAD: In the framework of the Chinese-Pakistan Economic Corridor, China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) has proclaimed the 1,320MW coal-fired energy facility in the city of Balochistan and is now operating nationally.
This COD of its 1320 MW imported coal-based power plant is announced as a joint venture between Hub Power Corporation Ltd. (HUBCO) and China Power International Holding and its integrated coal transshipment jetty (MTPA) capacity of 4,2 million tonnes per annum.
The CPHGC scheme is a component of the early harvest energy initiatives under the CPEC framework, designed within a record moment, according to timetable and with expected expenses and is thus really a project of domestic and cultural importance. Every year, the plant will contribute 9 billion kWh of energy to the national grid to address four million household electricity requirements in the nation.
On December 28, 2018, and on May 28, 2019, the two project units achieved the synchronization with the national grid, while the Integrated Coal Jetty was in service with the arrival of the first coal shipment in December 2018.
Khalid Mansoor, CEO HUBCO commented on this occasion. “The successful completion of CPHGC project has fortified the dream of energy independence of Pakistan. Since the synchronisation earlier in May, we conducted extensive testing of the systems to make sure we deliver quality while keeping HSE [health, safety & Environment] as our top-priority. I am glad that this Pak-China synergy has resulted in engineering excellence and has fulfilled our promise of providing Pakistan with affordable and ample energy”
The project has done many other social uplift steps to raise the life of Hub and Lasbella community.
CPHGC has established a floating jetty for fishermen in the Abbas Village in Gadani, with its associates, and has carried out numerous training and growth programs for local Balochistan young people.
The Hub Power Company Limited, Pakistani Project Leader, now generates 2,920MW via four plants across the Balochistan, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir regions. HUBCO is Pakistan's only power generator with four initiatives mentioned under CPECs, three being under-constructed at Thar Block II, and the company's electronic generation capacities will increase to over 3.580 MW following completion of initiatives, Thar energy Limited (TEL) and Thalnova Power Thar (Pvt.) Ltd. and Sinh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC).