Power generation: ‘Nandipur hydel power plant will generate 500MW by year’s end’

Chief minister visits Nandipur, praises engineers’ efforts.

Ppi February 14, 2014
Chief minister visits Nandipur, praises engineers’ efforts. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE


The Nandipur hydel power plant would start producing 100 megawatts power generation in May 2014,” Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday.

He was talking to reporters while visiting the plant in Nandipur, a junction of the Sialkot and Gujranwala districts.

Expressing satisfaction with the pace of construction work at the plant, the chief minister lauded Pakistani and Chinese engineers working on the plant under the supervision of Capt Mehmood, the in charge at the plant.  Sharif said the engineers and other workers had been doing a marvellous job.

“The quality of work is excellent. It is actually unbelievable. It seems a job of giants.”

The chief minister said that the government would soon announce special prizes for the engineers.

He said the first turbine of the power project will start generating 100 megawatts electricity from May 2014. The second turbine, he said, will get started at the Nandipur Hydel Power Plant two months later, adding that it will take power generation to 500 megawatts by the end of 2014.

The chief minister said the government had signed an agreement with a Chinese company for the early start of Nandipur hydel power plant in November 2013. Now, he said, the desired results had been achieved.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2014.


Waseem | 7 years ago | Reply

Height of Ignorance ET Nandipur is NOT a hydel power station, as this is referred again and again. and more over, picture is also that of a thermal power station with smoking chimneys. So where gas is going to be sourced for this, no comment at all

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