Three Gorges Second & Third Wind Farm

The first wind farm in Pakistan constructed by China Three Gorges Corporation, Three Gorges First Wind Power Project, which was at the same time the first wind farm to be constructed by a Chinese company, started commercial operation in 2014. Shortly after operation of the Three Gorges First Wind Power Project, a second and third wind farm was decided. Despite, these two wind farms being understood as two separate projects – the Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project and the Three Gorges Third Wind Power Project – they can also be seen as two phases of the Three Gorges Wind Power Project.

The first phase of the project, namely the Three Gorges First Wind Power Project, precedes the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and was established on a Build-Own-Operate model with a cost of 130.28 million USD. The second and third phase, the Three Gorges Second and Third Wind Power Project, are affiliated with the early harvest program of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The two projects, Three Gorges Second Wind Farm and Three Gorges Third Wind Farm, have a designed capacity of 49.5 MW and 33 wind turbines each. For each of the three projects a company was established, the Three Gorges First Wind Farm Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., the Three Gorges Second Wind Farm Pakistan Ltd., and the Three Gorges Third Wind Farm Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., who are all arms of the Three Gorges Corporation, one of the world’s largest energy companies.

Project Information

Project name
Three Gorges Second Wind Power Project / Three Gorges Third Wind Power Project

Type
Energy

Location
Jhimpir, Thatta District, Sindh Province, Pakistan

BRI Corridor
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Current Status
Commercial Operational since June 2018

Projected Total Project Costs
USD 224 Million

Coordinating Ministry
Ministry of Water and Power

Supervising Agency
Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB)

Operator
For all three Three Gorges Wind Farm Projects/Phases companies have been established. All tree companies are subsidiaries of China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd., which was established on the Cayman Islands and is mainly engaged in wind and hydro power generation and sale of electricity in Pakistan. China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. was formed by China Three Gorges Corporation in 2011.

Constructor
The wind turbines are from Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd (GW-82/1500). Goldwind also provided the turbines for the UEP Wind Farm and the Sachal Wind Farm, which are both also located in the Thatta District of Sindh Province.

Financing
China Development Bank provided a loan. Financial closure was achieved March 2017.

Additional Project Information
The two wind farms will provide energy for around 120,000 households.

Further Information
NEPRA General License Application – Three Gorges Second Wind Farm

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