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Friday, June 26, 2015

Nandipur Power Plant To Be Fully Operational Soon

Nandipur Power Plant To Be Fully Operational Soon

ISLAMABAD: Managing Director Nandipur Power Project Muhammad Mehmood on Friday said that the 425 MW Nandipur Power Project would be fully operationalized shortly.
Talking to the media here, the MD said that three units of the plant had already been commissioned and the plant was supply 300 MW to the national grid station.
He said the fourth unit of combine circle would be ready in few weeks which would help attain the plant full generation capacity of 425 MW.
He said that currently the plant was shut down for replacing DC panel at switch yard and would start supplying generation in next three days.
The MD said that the plant would generate 525 MW after gas provision. However, he said that the provision of gas would take around one year.
Replying to a question, Muhammad Mehmood said that the project was completed within its estimated approved PC-1 cost of Rs.58 billion.
He said that the Nandipur power plant was 2nd most efficient thermal power plant after Guddu 747 MW.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the tenure of the previous federal government, the project was delayed for about four years resulting surge in it cost from $329 million to $847m.
(Web Desk)