Nishat Rahim Yar Khan power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Nishat Rahim Yar Khan power station is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Punjab province, Pakistan.

The project is different from the Rahim Yar Khan power station.


The map below shows the location of Liaqatpur tehsil, the approximate location of the proposed project, in Rahim Yar Khan district, Punjab province.

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In December 2016, the Nishat Group announced that it would be working together with Chinese company TBEA Xinjiang Sun Oasis Company (a subsidiary of Chinese firm TBEA) to build a single-unit, 660-MW coal-fired power plant in the Liaqatpur tehsil of Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab. The plant would run on imported coal, and was slated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2020. It would cost $956 million, and would be included under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Punjab Power Development Board had approved the consortium, a letter of intent had been obtained from the Chinese Development Bank, and a feasibility study was underway. Nishat had also hired ENERGEN Infra (Mauritius) Limited to act as an advisor in choosing a Chinese firm for the plant's engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.[1][2]

In November 2017 the Pakistan National Electric Power and Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) rejected the application of Nishat Energy Limited (NEL) for a generation license for its proposed 660 MW imported coal power plant in Rahim Yar Khan. It is unclear if Nishat Energy will continue to pursue the project.[3]

Project details

  • Sponsor: Nishat Energy Limited
  • Parent company: Nishat Group (30%), TBEA (70%)
  • Location: Liaqatpur tehsil, Rahim Yar Khan district, Punjab province, Pakistan
  • Coordinates: 28.935, 70.941 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved (generation license application rejected in November 2017)
  • Capacity: 660 MW (single-unit)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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