Thar Coal Block-1 Power Generation Company (PVT.) Limited (TCB-1) and Sino Sindh Resources Private Limited (SSRL), subsidiaries of Shanghai Electric, have reiterated their commitment towards the environment and safety of their workers.
The two companies, who are jointly working on the 1320MW Thar Block-1 Integrated Energy Project, were once again in the limelight at the 13th Annual Fire and Safety Excellence Awards which took place on the sidelines of the Annual Fire and Safety Convention here at a local hotel. Both TCB-1 and SSRL received awards at the event.
Mr Meng Donghai, Chairman of TCB-1 and SSRL, expressed his pleasure over the fact that the companies were awarded for their commitment towards workers’ safety for the third consecutive year.
“Thar Coal Block-1 Power Generation Company (PVT.) Limited (TCB-1) and Sino Sindh Resources Private Limited (SSRL) have always kept the safety and well-being of our workers as our top priority,” Mr Donghai commented. “We will continue with this resolve and will take all out measures to keep our workers safe,” he added.
Mr Donhgai said that the Thar Block-1 Integrated Energy Project has provided more than 18,000 direct employment opportunities for the locals, with a cumulative tax payment of US$135 million and CSR expenditure of over US$1.3 million.
TCB-1 and SSRL are working on a coal-electricity integration project in Block-1 of Thar Coalfield, which is a “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” priority implementation project. It includes construction and operation of open-pit coal mine with an annual output of 7.8 million tons and 2X660MW supercritical lignite power station. SSRL is the sole operator of the 7.8 Mtpa Open-pit Coal Mine project.
About Pakistan Thar Block-1 Integrated Energy Project
Pakistan Thar Block-1 Integrated Energy Project , led and invested by Shanghai Electric, includes 2×660MW high-parameter coal-fired generating units, supported by an annual output of 7.8 million tons of lignite open-pit coal mine. It is a key project in the “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” energy cooperation projects. The Project is capable of meeting the electricity demands of 4 million households in Pakistan, bringing significant social and economic significance in reducing fuel imports, saving foreign exchange reserves and enhancing energy security.