PowerChina has injected new impetus into the building of Pak-China community

POWERCHINA, a global construction company has been in Pakistan for decades and has led the industry’s move into developing clean and low carbon energy. It set up Pakistan’s first energy project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and did so in record time ahead of schedule.


PowerChina is an integrated construction group that provides integrated solutions across the whole value chain for global power, water resource and environment, infrastructure, and real estate. In 2021, PowerChina ranked 107th among the Fortune Global 500 and 1st among the ENR(Engineering News-Record) Top 150 Global Design Firms.

PowerChina entered the Pakistan market in 1987 and invested in Port Qasim 1320MW Coal-fired Power Station and Dawood 50MW Wind Farm, with a total investment of USD 2.2 billion. Presently, more than 13,000 Pakistani staff enjoy personal growth and development in PowerChina.

PowerChina has always committed to working with the local government and partners to form favorable cooperation and win-win situation, actively building a shared community between China and Pakistan, which had received high praise from successive governments, sectors of society, and ordinary people of Pakistan.

Hydrochina Dawood Wind Power Project

Hydrochina Dawood Wind Power Project is one of the first 14 key energy development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is jointly invested by Hydrochina International Engineering Co., LTD., a subsidiary of Power China, and Mr. Rafique Dawood of Pakistan. The total installed capacity of Dawood Wind Power Project is 49,500 kW, and the designed annual power generation is 130 million kWh.

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The clean electrical energy produced every year by the project can power 100,000 households in Pakistan and reduce carbon emissions by 122,000 tons per year. In 2021, it delivered about 120 million kWh of clean electrical energy into Pakistan’s national grid, contributing to solving the power shortage, economic development, environmental improvement, and people’s living standards in Pakistan.

Diamer Basha Dam Project

Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a vital project for water storage, power generation, increasing the viability of Tarbella Dam, creating job opportunities, and further strengthening the economy in Pakistan. Upon completion, it will be the tallest roller compact concrete (RCC) dam in the world. Diamer-Basha Dam Project (Contract No. MW-1) is executed by the joint venture of PowerChina and FWO.

It is known as the “Three Gorges Project” of Pakistan. On 11 May 2020, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the official launch of the project. After completion, the project will provide 18 billion KWH of clean and cheap electricity and 10 billion cubic meters storage capacity every year, which is of great significance to downstream agricultural irrigation and new hydroelectric power generation, prevent flood hazards, promote the development of related construction industry, increase employment opportunities and promote local economic development.

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Port Qasim Coal-fired power plant project

The Qasim 2X660MW coal-fired power plant project in Pakistan is the first energy project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, with a total installed capacity of 1.32 million kilowatts and an average annual generating capacity of about 9 billion KWH. It adopts supercritical coal-fired power generation technology and uses mature and high-quality Chinese equipment. It has the advantages of high unit efficiency, low power generation heat consumption, advanced technology, energy conservation, and environmental protection.

Moreover, its emission standards reach the world’s advanced level. While providing power and energy for Pakistan, “Zero” industrial wastewater is discharged, and 125 acres of mangroves are transplanted and planted, which protects the local marine ecosystem and ecological environment. The project quality and unit performance have set the best record in the history of the same period in Pakistan, effectively demonstrating “Chinese speed” and “Chinese quality” to all sectors of society. In 2021, it delivered about 9 billion kWh of clean electrical energy to Pakistan National Grid.

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In recent years, PowerChina has also undertaken green energy projects, including the 4th and 5th extension of the Tarbela Hydropower Station, the solar and wind power projects in Sindh, and contributes to the Clean Green Pakistan Movement.


PowerChina has shouldered its social responsibilities by being enthusiastically involved in local public charities (including building a school and a dam) provides employment and skill training opportunities for the people of Pakistan. Multiple batches of epidemic prevention materials and funds were donated to Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority and other institutions to fight against the pandemic. Two cricket leagues in 2016 and 2021, respectively, are sponsored by PowerChina. The cricket league has become a platform for cultural exchanges and friendship between Chinese and Pakistani employees.

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