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November 30, 2021

Thar Block VI Power Plant, Pakistan

By Carmen

The Thar Block VI Power Plant is 1,320MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Sindh, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in June 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,320 1,320 Permitting Sindh, Pakistan Beijing Jingneng Power; Oracle Power; Power Construction Corporation of China

Description

The project is being developed by Beijing Jingneng Power, Oracle Power and Power Construction Corporation of China. China Coal Energy and Oracle Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 73% and 12% 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 project cost is expected to be around $1,600m.

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

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by June 2023.

Power Purchase Agreement

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

Contractors Involved

SEPCO Electric Power Construction is expected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

About Beijing Jingneng Power

Beijing Jingneng Power Co Ltd (Beijing Jingneng), is a power company. It offers electricity and power generation, transmission, supplying, and distribution services. It owns and operates combined heat generation and thermal power generation business. Beijing Jingneng also provides repair of power generation equipment, repair, testing, operation and maintenance of electric power equipment. It also offers general cargo transportation and professional cargo transportation. The company owns and operates its power generation projects located in Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Hebei, Hubei, Shanxi, and Ningxia, China. Beijing Jingneng is headquartered in Beijing City, China.

About Oracle Power

Oracle Power PLC (Oracle Power), formerly Oracle Coalfields PLC is a mining company that acquires, explores and develops coal properties. The company has interest in Thar Coalfield Block VI area located in the Sindh Province of South East Pakistan, which covers an area of 66.1 square kilometres. It explores for lignite coal resources in Pakistan. Oracle Power’s lignite coal is used for power generation and cement industry. The company also conducts feasibility study for developing open pit coal mine and mine mouth power plant at Thar Coalfield Block VI area. It has operations in the UK and Pakistan. Oracle Power is headquartered in London, England, 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. It offers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to hydropower, water works, thermal power, energy, and transmission and distribution projects. PowerChina’s brands include Hydrochina, Sepco III, Hypec and Sinohydro. The company 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.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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