Norwegian firm to set up three solar power plants in Pakistan

Power plants to generate 150MW. Pakistan also sought Norway’s cooperation on hydro-electric projects


Web Desk July 07, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg witnessing the signing ceremony of MoU between Nizam Energy of Sindh and Scatec Solar for the establishment of three solar-power plants in Pakistan. PHOTO: PID

A Norwegian company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Pakistani company on Tuesday to establish three solar power plants in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.

Nizam Energy of Sindh and Scatec Solar signed the MoU in Oslo on Tuesday to establish three solar plants to generate 150MW through clean energy in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg witnessed the signing ceremony.

In a meeting with the Norwegian premier, Nawaz discussed prospects for cooperation in energy and exchanged views on regional security situation, Afghanistan issue and Pakistan-India relations.

Read: PM Nawaz leaves for Norway to attend Oslo Summit

Addressing the joint press conference after a bilateral meeting with Solberg, Nawaz said that he had sought Norway’s cooperation on hydro-electric projects. He said Pakistan is facing acute power shortage and the government is trying to overcome it in next two, to three years.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg talking to media after the delegation level talk. PHOTO: PID

Referring to the peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban, the premier expressed the hope that the talks would have some positive outcome which would be helpful for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Nawaz is currently is on three-day official visit to Norway to attend the Oslo Summit on Education for Development.

COMMENTS (13)

angry citizen | 5 years ago | Reply In Sindh MQM and PPP wont let this happen as they have major shares in K-Electric.
Nadeem ahmed | 5 years ago | Reply @Saad: we need a mix of various technologies, including wind, coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, etc also nation should move away from old fixtures and appliances that are not energy efficient.
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