Foreign companies to generate electricity from municipal waste of Karachi

A consortium of five international companies has signed an agreement with the administration of Karachi to produce electricity from the municipal waste produced from the city.

As part of the “Green Energy, Clean Karachi” initiative a Letter of Intent (LOI) has been signed with five companies for the project namely M/s Khan renewable Pvt Ltd, M/s Babcocks and Wilcox renewable, M/s China Machinery Engineering Corporation, M/s Green Waste Energy Pvt Ltd and M/s Engro Energy Pvt Ltd. Imtiaz Shah Director Alternate Energy signed the LoI on behalf of Sindh Energy Department.

Approximately 15,000 tons of garbage is generated from Karachi on a daily basis, which is transported to designated landfill sites. In order to utilise this garbage these companies will set up separate ‘waste to energy projects’ with a total capacity of 175 to 200 MW of electricity at Jam Chakro landfill site, Karachi by next year. In the next phase of the project it will be expanded to other cities of the province including Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana.

Advisor to CM Sindh for Law and Administrator KMC, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Dutch ambassador in Pakistan, Consul General of USA in Karachi, Consul General of UAE in Karachi, besides representatives of the energy companies and Secretary Local Govt Sindh Najam Ahmed Shah, Secretary Energy Sindh Abu Bakar Madni and other officers of provincial Energy department and Local Government department attended the LoI signing ceremony.