The UEP Wind Farm is one of five Wind Farms developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of the Belt and Road Initiative. With an installed capacity of 99 MW it is the largest wind power project developed under CPEC. Like most other wind projects in Pakistan, the UEP Wind Farm is located in Jhimpir, which is part of the so-called “Gharo-Jhimpir wind corridor”, a 180 km stretch of coastal land with high wind power production potential.
UEP Wind Farm
Jhimpir, Thatta District, Sindh Province, Pakistan
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
Start of Construction
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Financing as well as Operation & Management (O&M).
Projected Total Project Costs
USD 250 million
The per unit rate is fixed at USD 0.1352 and thus higher than the rate from the Dawood Wind Power Project, the first China-backed wind farm in Pakistan (USD 0.1187/kWh) but lower than the rate of the Sachal Wind Farm (USD 0.1486/kWh). The electricity from the UEP Wind Farm is supplied to the Hyderabad Electricial Supply Company grid station in Jhimpir.
Ministry of Water and Power
Financial Closure was achieved on March 30, 2015. During Xi Jinpings visit to Pakistan in April 2015 the Loan Agreement between China Development Bank and United Energy Pakistan for the UEP Wind Power Project was signed. The 3200 acres of land have been provided by the Government of Sindh.
The China Gezhouba Group, a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise, was awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the UEP Wind Farm. The China Gezhouba Group also supports the Operation & Management of the Wind Farm. The Goldwind International Holding provided the 66 MW1.5 Wind Turbine-Generators.
Additional Project Information
Around 200 Chinese and 500 Pakistani workers have been engaged in the construction of the Wind Farm.