Thar Block III power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Thar Block III power station was a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Sindh province, Pakistan.

Location

The map below shows the location of Thar coalfield, the mining area where the plant would have been built in Sindh province.

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Background

Asia Power Group described itself as a UK company whose flagship project was the development of the Thar Coalfields Blocks 3A & 3B located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the Asia Power Group website, the company "is developing a mine mouth power station project with a capacity of some 1320 MW. On completion, Asia Power Group will own and operate one of the largest coal mining and power producing complexes in the world.[1]

In 2014, Asia Power Group was awarded Thar Block III for coal mining and a coal plant through a bidding process.[2]

There have been no further reports on this project, and it appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Asia Power
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Thar Block-III, southeast of Singhara in Thatta district, Sindh province
  • Coordinates: 24.7836176, 70.3670883 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1,320 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Thar Mine (Block III)
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Home," Asia Power Group, accessed December 2017
  2. "CPEC an unlikely boon for Thar coal project?" Dawn, November 17, 2015

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