LAHORE: The Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) held a kickoff meeting on Uch-II development project with contractors, said the spokesperson of Zealcon Engineering, a leading construction firm of the project.
According to statement issued today, senior OGDC officials held detailed discussions on the project with the contractor and consultant firms. Representatives of the contractors, technical services providers and the project consultant were also presented on the occasion.
TDE– Conpro–Zealcon is a consortium of Canadian and Pakistani companies who have taken up the challenge of working in Balochistan on one of the most strategically-important projects of Pakistan.
It is a healthy sign to see established companies to come and work in Balochistan in light of the recent regional and world politics, the release said.
A detailed presentation on the salient features of the Uch-II development project was made on the occasion. The Uch gas field is located near Dera Murad Jamali, District Nasirabad in Balochistan.
The meeting was informed that the Uch-II Development Project will be completed in nine months to supply gas to the Uch Power II to generate 400 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Pakistan is facing acute shortage of energy at present, therefore the government is focusing on early completion of such projects in order to supply gas for power generation, said the OGDC officials.
According to the Zealcon spokesperson, the signing ceremony of the project will take place soon in Islamabad.
Keeping in view the importance of the project, he added, the construction firms have already mobilised the manpower and equipment to the site in order to initiate the preliminary work on project.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.
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