SECMC – Thar Block-II Coal Power Plant 660 MW – Sindh - Project Profile
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SECMC, a company formed by Government of Sindh (GOS) and Engro Powergen Ltd (EPL) is undertaking the Thar coal power plant project in Sindh province, Pakistan.
The project involves the construction of 660MW coal based power plant at Block-II. It includes the construction of a powerhouse, a substation, the installation of transformers, generators and the laying of transmission lines.
The government of Sindh (GOS) entered into JV Agreement with Engro Group for coal mining and power generation from Thar Coalfield Block-II on September 9, 2009, and the SECMC is established in October 2009.
Engro is responsible for project management and financing, while GoS for infrastructural development and attaining requisite consents and approvals.
SRK Consulting UK, and Hagler Bailly Pakistan appointed as an environmental consultant for the project.
RWE and BHEC have been appointed to undertake Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS). Environment Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for a development of a 6.5MTPA Mine has also been conducted and subsequent to which Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued an NOC to SECMC in March 2013.
In April 2016, Ground breaking ceremony was commenced.
In May 2016, a supply contract for two Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) 330-megawatt boilers awarded to General Electric.
A financing is being arranged through a mix of local and foreign finance like Habib Bank Ltd and Liberty Mills Ltd, A syndicate of Chinese banks consisting of China Development Bank, Construction Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China are providing US$820m loans for the project.
On April 11, 2016, the project achieved financial closure.
In July 2017, GE delivered all critical equipment for boilers, including cyclones, water walls, tubes sections, soot blowers and air pre-heaters.
Construction activities are underway and scheduled to be complete by the third quarter of 2019.
The project involves the construction of a 660MW coal based power plant in Sindh, Pakistan.
The US$2,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a substation
3. Construction of related facilities
4. Installation of transformers and generators
5. Installation of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) 330-megawatt boilers