Iran invests in wind energy in Pakistan

Iran invests in wind energy in Pakistan

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Under study an investment of 113 million dollars for a plant to be built in the Thatta district, 114 km from Karachi

Iran's Sunir Co energy group has made contact with the Pakistan Energy Authority for the construction of a first 50-MW wind farm in the Jhimpir area, located in the Thatta district, 114 km from Karachi. An operation that could result in an investment of around 113 million dollars. Since 2006, Iran - via the Sunir company CO - has embarked on a process of "rapprochement" to alternative energy sources in Pakistan, which though have drawn to a halt several times due mainly to bureaucratic and authorization issues. Over the years the company has signed some functional memorandum in order to exploit natural resources (water, sun and wind) situated in the country.
Currently the wind farms in the country - for a total of 255.4 MW - are the FFC Energy facilities (49.5 MW), the Jhimpir Zorlu Enerji facilities (56.4 MW), the Jhimpir Three Gorges First Wind Farm (49.5 MW), Jhimpir Foundation Wind Energy-II (50 MW) and Gharo and Foundation Wind Energy I (50 MW) Gharo. Pakistan's renewable energy authority has plans to develop from 3,000 to 3.500 MW of wind power by 2018.