Grange Holdings power station

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Grange Holdings Power Project, also known as the Arifwala power station, is a proposed 163-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Punjab province, Pakistan.

Location

The map below shows the location of Arifwala tehsil, the approximate location of the proposed project, in Pakpattan district, Punjab province.

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Background

In 2015 it was reported Grange Power Limited was proposing a coal plant of 163 MW in Arifwala, with a planned operation date of 2019.[1]

In June 2015 the Pakistan Private Power and Infrastructure Board approved the power station.[2] While the Pakistani government has periodically stated that the project is moving forward, there has been no news indicating that the project has begun construction.[3]

In October 2015, China Western Power Industrial Co. announced that it plans to become the controlling shareholder of Pakistan's Grange Power Limited through an investment of US$29.58 million to gain a 51 percent share.[4]

The Grange Power website, dated 2016, does not list a 163 MW coal plant in Arifwala among its projects, but instead a 220 MW coal plant in Chishtian, 100 km south in Bahawalnagar district, Punjab Province. According to the website, the "Project has been offered as an Independent Power Project (IPP) by Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) Ministry of Water and Power Government of Pakistan." The plant will run on Imported Coal for 30 years, and the EPC contract is from China.[5] However, there are no external sources verifying plans for this plant.

As of October 2016, the 163 MW Arifwala project is still listed among the "Upcoming IPPs" list of the Ministry of Water & Power.[6] The project has reportedly been issued a Letter of Intent (LOI) / Notice to Proceed (NTP) for fast-track development.[7]

A December 17, 2018 updated list of "Upcoming IPPs" by the Ministry of Water & Power states the 163MW imported coal based Power Project by Grange Power Limited is planned for operation in 2028.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Grange Power Limited
  • Parent company: China Western Power Industrial Co.
  • Location: Arifwala tehsil, Pakpattan district, Punjab province, Pakistan
  • Coordinates: 30.2851947, 73.0623435 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Capacity: 163 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2028
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Upcoming," Pakistan Private Power and Infrastructure Board, updated on 16-06-2015
  2. "Chinese company to set up 1,400MW coal power project," Daily Times, June 17, 2015
  3. Seven Power Projects in Pakistan to reach Financial Close, Today in Pakistan, 18 Sept. 2015.
  4. "China West Power to increase equity in Pakistan Grange Power Limited," ChinaGoAbroad, 12 Oct 2015
  5. "Projects," Grange Holdings, accessed Dec 2017
  6. "Upcoming IPPs," Private Power & Infrastructure Board, Ministry of Power, accessed October 10, 2016
  7. "Workshop on Challenges and Prospects for Regional," UNECE, Oct 18, 2016
  8. "Upcoming IPPs," Private Power & Infrastructure Board, Ministry of Power, updated December 17, 2018

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