Faisalabad power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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."[4]

It is unclear whether the project is still moving forward.

Project Details

  • 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:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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