Sahiwal Coal Power Station, Punjab, Pakistan

Last Modified: Sun Jul 09 2017 12:14:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,320 MW
    installed capacity of the Sahiwal Power Station located in Qadirabad, 20 km from Sahiwal city in Punjab province.
  • 900 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 10 million
    Number of people that will consume electricity generated by the power station.
  • 60,000 cubic metres
    Quantity of water that will be used each day. The volume is unlikely to have an effect on the lives of farmers.
  • ? million tonnes
    of coal that the power station will require annually. Primary Energy Input: Coal (Imported). Technology: Super Critical
  • $1.8 billion
    project cost. The plant is the first project to be completed among the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • 1,700 acres
    Land provided by the Punjab government at no cost.
  • 4
    Major organizations involved: Project Developers: China Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co., Ltd. and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd., Coordinating Ministry: Ministry of Water and Power, Supervising Agency: Punjab Power Development Board (PPDB).
  • 3,000
    direct jobs created during the construction phase, apart from thousands of indirect jobs.
  • ?
    Number of jobs during operational phase. 200 fresh graduate engineers from Pakistani universities, were sent to China for training purposes. They were trained by staff with knowledge and experience of Chinese power plants. This will not only increase the vision of the graduates but will also give them valuable experience of working on cutting edge technology.
  • 31 Jul 2015
    Official start of construction.
  • May 2017
    Unit 1 of 660 MW commissioned.
  • Jun 2017
    Unit 2 of 660 MW commissioned. The construction of the power plant lasted 22 months and 8 days, which is 22 days ahead of the internal control milestone plan, and 200 days ahead of the contract period.