The Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the first phase of the Thar coal project has been declared by Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited (EPTL) and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC).
July 10th, 2019, was the COD declared by EPTL for its 660 MW coal-fired power generation project.
Also, SECMC Limited the Engro Energy Limited’s associated company has declared that it will begin Thar coal supply EPTL for its project.
The first layer of coal was successfully unearthed by SECMC in June 2018.
The Engro Corporation President Ghias Khan said The declaration of the COD of the Thar coal mine and power projects is a monumental achievement. This showcases not just the ability of Engro to deliver on mega projects that are good for Pakistan but also underscores the success of public-private partnership models to deploy inclusive development in the country.”
Adding, “At this juncture, I would like to congratulate the Federal and Sindh governments, along with all our partner organizations, for their catalytic role and support in helping us deliver on our commitments of the Thar coal projects.”
A Power Purchase Agreement was done between EPTL and the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited in 2015, via its Central Power Purchasing Agency.