Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated the 1,180 megawatt (MW) Power Plant in Bhikki Sheikhpura.
The Bhikki power plant is the first ever LNG-based power plant in the country that will contribute 717 MW to the national grid. It was completed in a period of 18 months.
The premier was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Minister of State Abid Sher Ali, and Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong on his visit to Sheikhpura, where he was given a briefing regarding the power plant.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif termed the completion of the gas power plant in 18 months a record and said owing to the transparent bidding the government saved a huge amount of Rs 50 billion. He said the plant would provide power at the cheapest rate of Rs 7.37 per unit. He was informed that the plant would also have record efficiency of 61.59 per cent as compared to other power generation plants in the country