Category : CPEC Project Annual Review Source : Chinese Embassy Date : 12-02-2018
Huaneng Shandong Ruyi Sahiwal Project is a large coal-fired power project jointly invested by Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co.Ltd. and Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group. The project is located in Sahiwal, 150 km southwest of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. The project achieved Commercial Operation Date (COD) on Oct 28, 2017. It is most advanced, environmentally-friendly, built in short span of time. Sahiwal project was the first large energy project completed under CPEC and the fourth completed energy project after 3 wind farms, namely Dawood, Sachal and UEP.
Port Qasim coal-fired power project is jointly developed by PowerChina Resources Limited (51% shares) and Al Mirqab Capital (49% shares), which is one of the largest prioritized projects in the energy sector of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 1320MW Port Qasim Power Plant will be completed by February 2018. The plant will be able to supply power for 4 million households. It adopts supercritical technology and conforms to World Bank environmental standards.
China Power Hub Generation Company (Pvt.) Limited (CPHGC) plans to construct 2×660MW supercritical coal fired units, located in Hub, Balochistan. This project will use imported coal, and the electricity generated will be fully transmitted by Pakistan National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC).
Thar Block II lignite mining and coal fire power project is located in Tharparkar
district in Sindh. The coal mine covers an area of 9000 square kilometers with about 175
billion tons of coal reserves. It is the largest coal mine in Pakistan, the largest lignite mine
in Asia and the seventh largest coal mine in the world. China Machinery Engineering Corporation is working on Thar block II coal mine & power plant. 60% of target has been completed. The first phase of the project will achieve commercial operation date (COD) in 2019.
Zonergy 9 ×100 MW solar power project is located at Quaid-e- Azam Solar Park
in Bahawalpur in Punjab, with 4500 acres of land. The project was listed as an Early Harvest Project under CPEC. Government and the company is committed to complete the project timely; Zonergy air-lifted the heaviest shipment of 76-ton main transformer to Pakistan.
Dawood wind power project is a prioritized or early harvest project under China-
Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) located in the coastal area of Gharo wind corridor in Bhanbore, District Thatta, Sindh. 49.5MW Hydrochina Dawood Power started operations in April 2017. This project provides electricity to 100,000 households.
The Sachal wind power project is an early harvest project under China-Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC), located in Jhimpir, Thatta District, Sindh Province,
about 100km northeast of Karachi. 49.5MW Sachal wind farm achieved COD in April 2017. This project will provide electricity to 100,000 households.
Three Gorges second wind power project (2×50MW) is located at Jhimpir, Thatta District, Sindh Province, 90KM west from Karachi. The project has been in the construction phase since September 2016.
Suki Kinari hydropower project (SK project) is located above Kunhar River, District Manshera, KPK province of Pakistan, the elevation of which is between 1300m and 2400m. The project company commenced its construction on main parts on December 1 2017. On March 30, 2017, Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project had the ground breaking ceremony.
Karot Hyderopower Project (HPP) is located on river Jhelum. It is a joint venture of China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. (93%) and Silk Road Venture Investment Company (7%). It has been under construction since December 2016. The financial close was achieved in February 2017. It is first project financed by Silk Road Fund. It is also financed by IFC of World Bank.
China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. is working on MATIARI-LAHORE ±660kV HVDC Transmission project. The capacity is 4000 MW. Length of transmission line is 878km. Construction period is approximately 27 months.
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
Peshawar-Karachi Motorway is in short known as PKM project. It starts from Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan in the south, and then passes through Lahore, the second largest city and ends at Peshawar in the north, an important town adjacent to Afghanistan. The PKM project (Sukkur-Multan section) is undertaken by China State Construction and Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), the largest construction company in the world. 22000 Pakistan workforce is employed at this project. Subbase & roadbase along 392 km motorway are completed.
According to the concession agreement signed among China Overseas Ports
Holding Company (COPHC), Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and Singapore Port
Authority in 2013, the development and operation of Gwadar free zone was handed
over to COPHC. The planned development period is from 2015 to 2030, and is divided into four phases. Gwadar, now has 3 multifunctional berths, 5 STS. Good for bulk-cargo, general cargo & RORO. Free Zone phase-1 will develop commercial logistics zone with exhibition, transit & distribution, & fishery processing.
It took only 10 months to build Faqeer primary school. The school was built by a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), CCCC-FHDI Engineering Co., Ltd. China Pakistan government middle school at Gwadar is first project completed under CPEC. The land was donated by a local citizen. The school now has 400 students.
19 kilometre-long dual carriageway known as Gwadar East Bay Expressway is under construction at a cost of $140 million to connect Gwadar Port to Makran Coastal Highway.
China-Pakistan cross-border optical fiber cable project is a prioritized/early harvest project under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with a total amount of USD 44 million. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is selected to implement the project. The project is under construction through a tunnel in Gilgit-Baltistan.