50MW project to be established at Thatta

Energy Limited to complete venture in 16 months .


April 07, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


Energy Limited (EL), an independent power producer subsidiary of Fauji Fertiliser Company (FFC), is pursuing development of a 49.5MW wind power project at Jhimpir, Thatta.


Financial details of the project have been finalised, and the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has already issued a letter of intent to EL. The project is expected to be completed and commissioned within 16 months. The first-ever purchase agreement of a wind energy project in the country was signed between Energy Limited and the Central Power Purchasing Agency.

Land for the project was allocated by AEDB in 2007 on which EL had carried out a detailed feasibility study. EL achieved its first major milestone when it signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Nordex and Descon Engineering in April 2010.

Nordex will supply the required 1.5MW-capacity wind turbines for the project, for which the towers will be manufactured locally. EL was awarded the tariff for their project by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority in August 2010.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th,  2011.

COMMENTS (2)

Khali | 10 years ago | Reply Nice beginning to a prosperous future, but more projects must be initiated in coming years to meet the ever growing energy demand of the country
kashif | 10 years ago | Reply good effort by FFC.has a major contribution in countries progress.........
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