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.

Location

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.

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Background

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.[1]

The project was listed in a 2004 government report, which confirms it has been inactive or defunct for quite a while.[2]

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.[3]

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

References

  1. "Lakhra coal for power generation," Dawn, March 30, 2015
  2. "Pakistan Coal Power Generation Potential," Pakistan Private Power & Infrastructure Board, June 2004
  3. "450 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant (inactive)," Smith Cogeneration website, accessed March 2015 and June 2021

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