Thar power plant starts commercial operation

Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited (EPTL) and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) successfully declared the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the first phase of the Thar coal project. The project is joint venture of the EPTL, a majority-owned company of Engro Energy and SECMC, Sindh government and other corporate partners. After test operation, now both the mining and the power projects have announced commercial operation with effect from July 9, 2019.
SECMC successfully unearthed the first layer of coal in June 2018 and has also completed the 60-day testing period of steady state production of on-specification coal. This culminated the first phase of the mining project.

On the other hand, EPTL that was tasked to construct two 330MW power plants have also declared its Commercial Operations Date (COD) as July 9, 2019.
The EPTL plant demonstrated the proof of concept earlier by synchronising both the power units in March and April, respectively. The company has since been involved in extensive testing of both the power units and has successfully completed all relevant inspections and commissioning of the plant thereby achieving COD.