STAFF REPORT LHR: Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC), the largest urea manufacturer in Pakistan and is pioneering wind power plants in Pakistan has recently launched commercial operations of the 50MW wind energy farm.
On this occasion, a ceremony has recently been held in Islamabad, where Pakistan Post released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 15 denomination, to celebrate the multiple benefits of this Landmark venture.
The completion of the first wind power project in Pakistan is a significant milestone achieved, as Pakistan stands amongst the progressive nations utilizing this clean and renewable source of energy for electric power generation, with an aim to overcome the energy crisis in the country.
“We are proud that we have launched the 50MW wind power project with the facilitation of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) at Jhimpir, Thatta in Sindh,” said Managing Director of FFC Lt General R Khalid Naeem Lodhi in his remarks.
According to AEDB, four other projects of 50MW or more are under construction and dozens are being planned. It plans to help produce over 1500 MW of wind power in the next two years. Thatta corridor presents a good wind resource and theoretically over 48,000MW can be generated there.
FFC is operating three world scale urea plants with an aggregate capacity of over 2 million metric tons per annum.