PM Nawaz inaugurates first unit of Sahiwal coal power project


SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated the first 660-megawatt unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Project.
The project, said to be part of the early projects of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor — was completed in 22 months.
The project comprises two 660MW plants with a total generation capacity of 1320 MW and is one of the early harvest projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The project has already been connected to the National Grid.
The annual power generation from the project is expected to exceed nine Billion kWh, which will significantly contribute in alleviating energy crisis in the country.
Being close to the load centers, the project will improve grid stability and reduce line losses.
Project company is targeting to deliver complete 1320 MW from first week of next month, six months before the schedule and is a record for fastest completion.


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