Mouza Saddan Wali power station
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Mouza Saddan Wali power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Muzaffargarh district, Punjab province, Pakistan.
There is also a 660 MW coal plant proposed at Muzaffargarh district, the Mahmoodkot power station.
The map below shows the location of Muzaffargarh, the approximate location of the proposed project
In 2014 a report by the government of Punjab province identified five locations for possible coal projects: Qadirabad in Sahiwal, Haveli Bahadur Shah in Jhang, Rahim Yar Khan, Mouza Saddan Wali in Muzaffargarh, and Balloki in Kasur. The report stated that the projects would be based on imported coal since development of Thar coal would take some time. According to the report, Punjab province's "Initiative for Development of Coal Fired Power Projects 2014" provides a framework for establishing the plants. The target would be for the province to add 6,000 MW in the medium term (3-5 years) through private or public investment. The document identified sites based on availability of land, infrastructure, ash disposal, and water, among other parameters.
In April 2014 it was reported that a delegation from China Machinery Engineering Corporation had visited Punjab province and expressed interest in setting up coal plants in Rahim Yar Khan, the Rahim Yar Khan power station, and Muzaffargarh. According to a December 2014 overview of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan Today, "Muzaffargarh Coal Power 1320 megawatts" is listed among the "significant energy projects" totaling 10,400 MW that are being installed. However, the project does not appear in the list published in April 2015 of the 51 MoU's signed under the agreement.
According to a February 2015 report in the Daily Times, unnamed sources in the power sector reported that work on the coal project at Muzaffargarh - as well as Rahim Yar Khan, Sheikhupura, Jhang, and Qasoor districts of Punjab province - had halted due to reservations raised by the international investors in the projects. In May, the country's Chinese ambassador aired concern over reports that Pakistan had decided to abandon a number of coal projects, including the 6,000 MW Gadani Power Park and the Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan power stations. Unnamed officials responded that the Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan projects were delayed because of the need to establish railways infrastructure.
In April 2015 it was reported that China and Pakistan would sign an agreement for two 1,320 MW coal plants in Muzaffargarh. However, there have been no developments since the announcement, and plans appear to be shelved.
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- Location: Mouza Saddan Wali, Muzaffargarh district, Punjab province, Pakistan
- Coordinates: 30.333333, 71.083333 (approximate)
- Status: Shelved
- Capacity: 1,320 MW
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Articles and resources
- "Punjab's Initiative for Development of Coal Fired Power Projects 2014," Energy Department, Government of Punjab
- "China company keen to invest in coal power projects," The Nation, April 15, 2014
- Mian Abrar, "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — A new vista of development in South Asia," Pakistan Today, 6 December 2014
- "Details of agreements signed during Xi's visit to Pakistan", Dawn (21 April 2015). Retrieved on 21 April 2015.
- Ahmad Ahmadani, "Five coal based power generation projects shelved," Daily Times, 6 February 2015
- Zafar Bhutta, "Disapproval: China objects to shelving of coal-fired power projects," Express Tribune 5 March 2015
- "Pakistan and China on Monday signed agreements for installation of 14 power projects to generate 8030 megawatts electricity," ARY News, Apr 20, 2015