Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the first 50 MW Wind Farm in Pakistan
With the ground-breaking ceremony in March 2012, the construction of the first large wind farm in Pakistan was officially started. Lahmeyer International has been active in the project since the beginning of the planning phase. As an internationally operating engineering company, Lahmeyer applies long-term experience to consulting of future-oriented projects in the field of renewable energy.
Around 80 kilometres north of Karachi, a new wind farm with an installed capacity of 50 MW will be constructed by order of the operator FFC (Fauji Fertilizer Company). From an ecological and political point of view, the project will be regarded as a milestone, as it is the first wind farm of this magnitude being supported by the Pakistani government through legal regulations. A series of further related projects are to follow.
Since the beginning of the planning phase, Lahmeyer International has been accompanying the undertaking by order of FFC, a daughter company of the Fauji Foundation. A farm consisting of 33 Nordex MD 77 type wind turbines with a capacity of 1.5 MW each are to be commissioned by November 2012.
Lahmeyer International attended wind measurements, investigated the feasibility, accompanied the tendering procedure and contract negotiations. At present, the Lahmeyer specialists are supervising the project through the construction phase. After completion, Lahmeyer will continue to advice to the client and take care of operation management.