Thar coalfields capable of producing 100,000MW for 200 years
16 August, 2013
LAHORE: Thar coalfields contain the world's seventh largest coal reserves — estimated at 175 billion tons and capable of producing 100,000MW for the next 200 years.
The China Power International Holding Ltd (CPIH), the Sino Sindh Resources (Pvt) Ltd (SSR) and the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Ltd (SECMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop 6,000MW of Thar coal-based power plants in Sindh, a spokesman for the SECMC told the APP here on Thursday.
He said according to the MoU, the parties had reached an intention of jointly developingwithin the next 10 years coal-fired power projects with a total installed net capacity of 6,000MWs in Sindh which will be expected to use lignite coal mined from Block 1 and Block 2 in the Thar coalfields.The spokesman said utilization of Thar coal for power generation would result in huge foreign exchange savings.