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.


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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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


  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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