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German company to set up 100MW solar plant in Sahiwal

There memorandums of understanding have been signed between the Punjab government and a German company for cooperation in energy sector.

Under the agreements, the German company will set up a 100-megawatt solar power plant in Sahiwal as well as one plant each of biogas and biomass. The installation work of 100-megawatt solar power plant would be completed in four months.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, head of the delegation of the German company Helmut Fugemann, other officials of the German company, Coordinator to Chief Minister on Energy, Shahid Riaz Gondal, Additional Chief Secretary Energy and relevant officers were present at the signing ceremony.

Additional Chief Secretary Energy Jehanzeb Khan, Secretary Agriculture Munir Ijaz and head of the delegation of the German company signed the documents.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister welcomed the agreements. He said the Punjab government was making serious efforts for the implementation of the power projects so that energy crisis could be resolved in the country. He said that agreements have been signed with several foreign companies for overcoming energy crisis and their implementation would substantially reduce energy problem in the country.

He said that special incentives and facilities were being offered for investment in the energy sector.

He said that work would be carried out expeditiously on the projects of 100-megawatt solar power plant in Sahiwal and biogas and biomass plants by the German company and it would be provided maximum facilities and cooperation by the Punjab government. He said that speedy completion of the power projects was the mission of the government.

The head of the delegation of the German company Helmut Fugemann said his company wanted to promote cooperation with the Punjab government in the energy sector and initially a 100-megawatt solar power plant would be established in Sahiwal. He also expressed his interest in setting up solar power plant in Cholistan. He said that installation of solar power plant in Sahiwal would be completed in four months.

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