Lakhra mine-to-mouth power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lakhra mine-to-mouth power station is a proposed 450-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Sindh province, Pakistan.


The map below shows the area of the Lakhra coal mines, in Jamshoro district, Sindh province. The coal plant would be a mine-to-mouth coal plant located in this area.

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According to Smith Cogeneration's website, the company was developing a 450 MW mine-mouth coal-fired power plant based upon indigenous lignite coal. The facility would be Pakistan's first power plant based upon an indigenous commercially operational coal mine. Smith received a Letter of Intent for this project and was expecting a Letter of Support pending review by the government of Pakistan. However, the project is now "inactive."[1] This project was listed in a 2004 government report, and thus may have been defunct for quite a while.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Smith Cogeneration
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Port Qasim, Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan
  • Coordinates: 25.714, 68.141 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 450 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Mine-mouth
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "450 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant (inactive)," Smith Cogeneration website, accessed March 2015
  2. Pakistan Coal Power Generation Potential, Pakistan Private Power & Infrastructure Board, June 2004.

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