A look at under-implementation Power Projects

Engineering Post Report

Re-gasified  Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) based Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt) Limited is located near Trimmu Barrage in district Jhang. It is the largest RLNG-based  power generation facility  of 1363 MW which is being developed by the Punjab Government at the cost of US $ 708 million, arranged from its own resources, and the project is in the commissioning phase.

The project features cutting-edge machinery with above 60 percent efficiency. The project is crucial for the system stability, especially in the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) area, and on completion and becoming operational will solve technical concerns such as transmission constraints, overloading at Gatti, and load management especially in the summer.

The US $ 1707.7 million 884 MW  Suki Kiniari  Project on river Kunhar in Mansehra is being developed under CPEC framework  with a debt-to-equity ratio of 75:25.

The 7.08 MW  Riali-II Hydropower project is a run -of- river project on Ghori Nulah, a right bank  tributary of Neelum River in the district Muzaffarabad. It will contribute 38 million units annually with a US $ 20 million investment and approximately more than 75 percent of civil work has already been completed.

700 MW Azad Pattan hydropower project is also a run-of-river project on river Jhelum at the border of Azad Kashmir (district Bagh) and Punjab (district Rawalpindi). It is being implemented by the Private Power Infrastructure  Board (PPIB) with an investment of  US $ 1350 million  in the CPEC framework.

All these projects are scheduled to be completed by December 2024.

Another energy  project under CPEC is  the Kohala  Hydropower  project.

It is the country’s largest  private investment in an IPP.  The project  is to be developed on river Jhelum which flows into Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)  in the northeast. However, an early Sinosure/ land acquisition  resolution is needed  to reach a financial close by September 2024.