Jamshoro to have Pakistan’s first ‘supercritical coal-fired plant’

KARACHI: Jamshoro Power Company and Siemens-HEI will develop Pakistan’s first supercritical coal-fired power plant in Jamshoro, according to a statement released by the Power Division on Thursday.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the first unit that has a capacity of 660MW was signed at a ceremony in Islamabad. A five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract was also signed.

“The EPC contract price for Lot-I (unit 1 of 660MW and balance of plant) signed today is $562 million. The EPC contract price of Lot-II (unit 2 of 660MW and expansion of balance of plant) is $313 million which will be signed in the next phase once the financing arrangement is finalised,” the release added. “The signed Lot is being funded by the Asian Development Bank, and each unit will be completed within 42 months.”

Published in The Express Tribune, 30th March, 2018