Sindh government is going to set up the first ever ‘400 MW Solar Power Park’ in District Jamshoro under its World Bank supported ‘Sindh Solar Energy Project (SSEP). The contract agreement for the services of transaction advisor for development of the park have been signed by Sindh Energy Department with local and international consortium comprising Bridge Factor (Pakistan) and Tractebel ENGIE (Germany) in association with Renewable Resources Limited (Pakistan), Pakistan, Ashurst Law (Singapore) and Axis Law (Pakistan).
Mehfooz A Qazi signed the agreement on behalf of the Govt of Sindh and the consortium team was led by A K Bilgrami at Energy Department Sindh. The Minister for Energy witnessed the contract signing ceremony.
The project has four phases. In the initial phase, a competitive bidding is likely to be held for 50MW solar power park at Manjhand, District Jamshoro.
The project would be completed by the mid of 2021, and help to bring around $250 million investment in the province. The project feasibility studies including environmental and grid connection studies have been carried out by the Sindh Energy Department.