Lakhra mine-to-mouth power station
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Lakhra mine-to-mouth power station was 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 have been a mine-to-mouth coal plant located in this area.
In 1995-96, the Lakhra Coal Development Company (LCDC) leased out mining to the Smith Cogeneration Management Inc., USA, in a joint venture with the Associated Group of Lahore, to set up an integrated coal mining-cum-power generation project of 450 MW capacity. However, they failed to even deliver a bankable feasibility report.
The project was listed in a 2004 government report, which confirms it has been inactive or defunct for quite a while.
According to Smith Cogeneration's website, the company was developing the 450 MW mine-mouth coal-fired power plant based upon indigenous lignite coal. The facility would have been Pakistan's first power plant based upon an indigenous commercially operational coal mine. Smith received a Letter of Intent for the project and was expecting a Letter of Support pending review by the government of Pakistan. However, the project has been listed as "inactive" on the website since at least 2015.
- Sponsor: Smith Cogeneration
- Parent company:
- Location: Port Qasim, Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan
- Coordinates: 25.714, 68.141 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 450 MW
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type: Lignite
- Coal Source: Mine-mouth
- Source of financing: