Sindh Engro, KESC sign accord for 600MW Thar coal power project

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to jointly pursue a power generation project of up to 600 megawatts as a mark of cooperation between the two companies on the development of one of the largest coal reserves around the world in Thar, a statement said. By virtue of this MoU, SECMC, a joint venture company between Engro Powergen Limited (EPL) and the government of Sindh, would develop a 600MW mine mouth power plant at Thar Bloc-II, whereas KESC would off take power from this plant to meet the rising demand in its coverage zone in Karachi city and adjoining areas in the interior of Sindh and Balochistan.