July 07, 2017

PM inaugurates 760MW Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant

JHANG: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated the first 760MW-unit of the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant here.

The first unit of the power plant, fueled by environment-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), will add 760 megawatts to the national grid.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the prime minister announced to lay down the foundation-stone of the Dasu power project on July 10, the day on which the JIT is likely to submit its report to the Supreme Court.

We had promised to end darkness from the country and it had already been fulfilled to some extent, he said. Diamer-Bhasha dam is also in final stage of construction.

The prime minister said the giant Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant project had been set up at a piece of land, which was being used as fields a few months ago.

Prosperity and past glory is returning to the country. Income and purchase power of masses is growing. Tourist industry is flourishing in the country.

He said the country’s growth rate has reached to seven percent and hopefully it increase further.

The first unit of power project has been completed in 21 months.

The project is a combined cycle power plant with an installed capacity of 1,230MW.

Earlier, the prime minister also visited the control room of the plant and witnessed its functioning.

The prime minister was informed that the installed unit was the world's most efficient and modern with guaranteed efficiency of 62.44% on LNG.

The plant has been jointly constructed by M/S Power Construction Corporation of China and Pakistan's Qavi Engineering Pvt Ltd.

The project is expected to be environment friendly with a minimum impact on climate change as efficient technology has been used which guarantees the productivity and regulation of the plant at 62.44 per cent on LNG.



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