Faisalabad power station
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Faisalabad power station was a proposed 110-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Punjab province, Pakistan.
The map below shows the location of Faisalabad, the approximate location of the proposed project.
In July 2014, the chief minister of Punjab said the government was planning to build 110 MW coal units (2 x 55 MW) near industrial load centers in seven big cities: Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Multan, and Lahore.
In August 2014, Punjab Power Development Company Limited released a "Pre-Qualification of EPC, Financing, and Operation & Maintenance" document. It noted the power station would supply uninterrupted electric energy to industrial units and feed surplus energy in the national grid. Consultant MM Pakistan Lahore prepared a Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Assessment in association with Mott MacDonald Limited UK.
According to Punjab’s Planning and Development (P&D) department, the project was set to be subcritical and completed in 2017-18 with a total cost of Rs15.15 billion.
In May 2016, a news report indicated that "while the funds were allocated for the [Faisalabad plant], the energy department wrote to Planning and Development department that the funds weren’t required and thus they were diverted towards Taunsa Hydro project."
It is unclear whether the project is still moving forward.
- Sponsor: Punjab Power Development Company Limited
- Parent company:
- Location: Faisalabad, Faisalabad district, Punjab province, Pakistan
- Coordinates: 31.429167, 73.078889 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 110 MW (Units 1 & 2: 55 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Projected in service:
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- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Scaling down: Small coal power plants to be set up in seven cities says CM," The Express Tribune, July 28, 2014
- "2x55MW (Gross) Coal Fired Thermal Power Project at M-3 Industrial City, Faisalabad," Punjab Power Development Company Limited, August 2014
- "The cost of coal," The News, August 12, 2015
- "Two coal power plant projects stalled in Punjab,", Dunya News, May 2, 2016