ISLAMABAD - Around 75 per cent work has already been completed on 425-525MW Nandipur power project and its first unit will start generating 95MW by May. This was stated by Chief Engineer Nandipur Power Project Shahid Sohail while talking to APP here Monday. He said that the 425-525 MW Nandipur Power plant would be fully operationalised by December and vigorously work was being carried out to complete the project in due time. He said that the project was being set up at left bank of Upper Chenab Canal (within the premises of the existing small (Hydel Power Station, Nandipur, Gujranwala). The project would cost Rs56 billion, he added.

 Sharing the details of the project, he said that the plant would generate 425MW if run with furnace oil and 525MW with gas.

He said that the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had approved the project in December 2007 and its schedule time completion was 2011. However, the project was delayed and now would complete in December.