Thar Block IV power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Pakistancoal}}Thar Block IV power station is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Sindh province, Pakistan.

The sponsors K-Electric and Harbin Electric International are also proposing the Bin Qasim power station.


The map below shows the location of Thar coalfield, the mining area where the plant will be built in Sindh province.

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In February 2014, Pakistan's K-Electric and China's Harbin Electric International (HEI) signed a Cooperation MOU for a 660 MW coal plant under a BOT (build own transfer) agreement. The plant will be operated and maintained by HEI for a limited time, and will be then transferred to K-Electric. Further details were not available.[1][2]

In June 2014 it was reported that Harbin Electric planned to establish a 660MW coal-based power plant at Thar Block IV, a coal field in the Thar Desert of Sindh province, Pakistan. The cost of the proposed power project is estimated at US$2.5 billion.[3] In 2015 it was reported that Thar Block IV had been awarded to Harbin Electric.[4]

There have been no further reports on this project, and it appears to be shelved or abandoned.


In October 2016 Abraaj Group agreed to sell its stake in K-Electric, Pakistan’s largest power utility, for US$1.77 billion to Shanghai Electric Power (SEP) of China. SEP will acquire a 66.4 per cent stake in K-Electric.[5][6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: K-Electric, Harbin Electric International
  • Parent company: Harbin Electric, Shanghai Electric Group
  • Location: Thar Block-IV, southeast of Singhara in Thatta district, Sindh province
  • Coordinates: 24.7836176, 70.3670883 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 660 MW
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