Fauji Fertilizer power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Fauji Fertilizer power station is a 118-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Sindh province, Pakistan.


The map below shows the location of the coal-fired power plant at the Fauji fertilizer plant in Port Qasim, Sindh province. The gas-fired plant can be seen immediately to the north.

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In July 2014, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) was granted environmental clearance to convert its gas plant to coal. FFBL planned to generate 120 MW, primarily for fertilizer production.[1]

FFBP setup the FFBL Power Company Limited (FPCL) as an unlisted public limited company in June 2014 to own the plant.[2]

In November 2014, FFBL management said that the company was most likely going forward with the project. The project would reduce the amount of gas used by the company as fuel stock.[3]

In September 2014, Fauji Fertilizer hired National Engineering Services Pakistan Ltd as design and construction contractor for the project.[4]

Fauji achieved financial close on the project in December 2015.[5][6]

The coal unit was brought online in February 2017.[7] It is based on Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology, CFB boilers were supplied by Hyundai Heavy Industries.[2] Steam Turbine Generators were supplied by GE.[2]

The installed capacity of the power station is 118 MW, out of which up to 60 MW of power is exported to K‐Electric and the remaining is supplied to FFBL's Fertilizer complex.[2] The plant's coal requirements is about 0.5 million tonnes per annum.[8]

In February 2022, suo moto proceedings were initiated when it was discovered that FFBL Power Company Limited's tariff with K-Electric did not include a mechanism to avoid overpayment of capacity charges. They had been using an assumed capacity factor of 85%, but the plant was actually operating at a higher capacity.[9]

In December 2022, FFBL announced that it temporarily closes its DAP Plant - one of its two fertilizer plants.[10]


"The plant was set up on non-EPC basis at a total cost of USD $291m, funded in a debt equity ratio of 72:28."[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL)
  • Parent company: Fauji Foundation
  • Location: Port Qasim, Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan
  • Coordinates: 24.83309, 67.41962 (exact)[12]
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 118 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[12]
  • In service: Feb. 2017
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: US$81.48 million in equity from FFBL Power Company Limited[11]

Articles and resources


  1. Faiza Ilyas, "Sepa ignores environmental concerns, approves coal power projects," Dawn.com, July 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Our Business," FFBL Power Company Limited, accessed June 2021 and January 2023
  3. "Fauji Fertilizer : The Bell about Pakistan Research - Elixir Securities Limited," 4-Traders Edit, November 18, 2014
  4. "Steam Based Coal Power Plant at FFBL," NESPAK press release, accessed July 2016
  5. "Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim establishing 100MW power plant," shkazmipk.com, December 4, 2015
  6. "Meat, dairy and power: Exploring other options, Fauji Fertilizer expands business," Express Tribune, December 9, 2014
  7. "Fauji Fertilizer’s 118MW coal-fired power plant comes online," Express Tribune, February 6, 2017
  8. "FUEL USAGE". https://www.fpcl.com. Retrieved January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "PAR-146 KE FPCL Suo Moto 2022," National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, February 10, 2022
  10. "Fauji Fertilizer temporarily closes DAP plant". profit.pakistantoday.com.pk. December 22, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "FFBL Power Company Limited: Rating Report," VIS Credit Rating Company Limited, September 13, 2019
  12. 12.0 12.1 "EIA of CPP Project Bin Qasim Fertilizer Complex," February 19, 2014

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