In a first, 1320 MW power project completed in Balochistan
ISLAMABAD - The 1,320 megawatt (MW) power plant, located in Hub, Balochistan, reached its Commercial Operations Date (COD), announced in a joint statement by China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) and General Electric (GE).
Construction of the CPHGC Power Plant at Hub, a joint venture of China Power International Holding Limited (CPIH) with Pakistan’s Hub Power Company (HUBCO), began in March 2017 and realized an impressive milestone earlier this year by synchronizing 660MW to the grid three months ahead of schedule, just 27 months after the project received notice to proceed.
The project will help Pakistan diversify its energy mix allowing a significant reduction in the cost of electricity generation in Pakistan. It is one of the infrastructure ventures supported under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a large development megaproject that aims to connect Gwadar Port in southern Pakistan to Xinjiang, China’s northwestern autonomous region, through transportation and energy networks, read a statement on the GE website.
“We are proud to deliver this project with agile execution and completed this work in cooperation with GE on schedule and on budget,” said CPHGC CEO Zhao Yonggang in a statement.
“We are excited that this landmark project will play a significant role in helping Pakistan to deliver on its energy mix ambitions and help to tackle the electricity shortfall that is hindering Pakistan’s progress.”