Shanghai Electric to construct 220KV transmission line in Karachi

By Fatima Javed | Gwadar Pro Jul 2, 2022

KARACHI, Jul.2(Gwadar Pro) - Pakistan’s top and most popular residential society developer Bahria Town (Private) Limited signed an agreement with Shanghai Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Engineering Co. Ltd. (SPTD) here in Karachi on Friday.

A spokesperson of Bahria Town while talking to Gwadar Pro said that the project is expected to be completed within the next 20 months.

The project will enable Shanghai Electric to engineer, procure and construct a 220KV Double Circuit Quad Bundle Transmission Line, which upon completion will connect the state-of-the-art 220KV Grid Station located at Bahria Town Karachi with National Grid.

The total length of the Transmission Line route will be approximately 12.75km and will link the existing K-Electric Transmission Line 220KV Pipri-KDA at M-9 to 220KV GIS Grid Station Bahria Town Karachi.

The megaproject will be constructed as per K-Electric’s latest specifications on 220KV monopole, which were used by K-Electric for the first time in Pakistan.

The officials from Bahria Town and Shanghai Electric attended the event along with respectable members of society and media personnel.

Shanghai Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Engineering Co Ltd. (SPTD) is a state-owned professional international engineering company that has been listed in the top 225 International Contractors for years by ENR, USA.

Besides completing thousands of diversified projects, the company has previously completed major transmission projects for the Ministry of Kuwait, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and Djibouti.

The 220KV grid station at Bahria Town Karachi was constructed by Bahria Town in a short span of 3 years and supplied with modern technology and machinery imported from Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, and South Korea.

Through the mega power project, electric power of 350MW will be transmitted to meet the demand of Bahria Town as per the K-Electric’s electricity distribution system.

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