Lahore, (Parliament Times) : While achieving yet another milestone, the National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) has started construction work on HVDC Convertor Station for CASA-1000 Power Project at Azakhel Bala Nowshera in KPK, today. A signing ceremony was held at the site, wherein the project was taken over by the EPC contractor M/s. ABB/Cobra (Joint Venture) to start site construction activities. The ceremony was attended by senior officers of Power Division, CASA-1000 Secretariat team, Consultant, Contractor and NTDC CASA -1000 team.
It is worth mentioning that under CASA-1000 Power Project, 1300MW clean power will be transmitted from Tajikistan to Pakistan during summer season and will be helpful to maintain the required voltage level and to meet the increasing load demand of the country, for the purpose 1270 km long transmission is also under construction. Whereas, NTDC is constructing 113 km long HVDC transmission line from Torkham border to Nowshera Converter Station. The transmission line will be completed by 2023.
The NTDC Spokesman has said that as per the contractual completion period, the HVDC Converter Station Project will be completed by 2024. Both the projects, the transmission line and converter station will be completed with the cost of $ 205 million.
Managing Director NTDC Engr. Dr. Khawaja Riffat Hassan appreciated the efforts of NTDC CASA-1000 team for actively pursuing the project with full zeal and enthusiasm.