The Thar Block VI Power Plant is 1,320MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Sindh, Pakistan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2027 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in December 2028. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by K-Electric, Oracle Power and Power Construction Corporation of China. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 33.34%, 33.33% and 33.33% respectively.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be lignite. In case of shortage of lignite the plant will run on Light diesel oil. The fuel will be procured from Thar Coal Block VI.

The thermal power project will consists of 4 turbines each with 330 MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2027. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by December 2028.

Power purchase agreement

Central Power Purchasing Agency and National Transmission & Despatch are expected to be the power offtakers from the project.

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About K-Electric

K-Electric Ltd (KE) is a vertically integrated electric utility. It generates, procures, transmits, and distributes electricity. The company produces power using coal, gas and fuel sources; and has power purchase agreements from various independent power producers, the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, Independent Power Producers (IPPs), and Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) Limited. K-Electric also provides energy conservation and energy efficiency services such as energy conservation awareness campaigns, energy audits, and power factor improvement. It supplies electricity to industrial, commercial, government, agricultural and residential customers in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. K-Electric is headquartered in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

About Oracle Power

Oracle Power PLC (Oracle Power) is a mining company that acquires, explores and develops coal properties. The company projects include the Green Hydrogen project, Solar Park project, Thar Block VI project and Gold project includes Northern Zone project. It explores lignite coal resources in Pakistan. Oracle Power’s lignite coal is used for power generation and the cement industry. The company also conducts a feasibility study for developing an open pit coal mine and mine mouth power plant at Thar Coalfield Block VI area. It has operating locations in the UK and Pakistan. Oracle Power is headquartered in Buckinghamshire, the UK.

About Power Construction Corporation of China

Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) is a state-owned construction company. It provides contracting, survey, and design services for water conservation, wind power, thermal power, hydropower projects, and power and infrastructure projects. PowerChina also manufactures power station auxiliary equipment and metal component products. The company offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to hydropower, waterworks, thermal power, energy, and transmission and distribution projects. It carries out real estate, investment, and finance businesses, and provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The company executes construction projects in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. PowerChina is headquartered in Beijing, China.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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