Pakistan: Uch-II Power Project

Nonsovereign Project | 43903-014

Summary

The Project involves construction, erection and operation of a 404 MW low British thermal unit (BTU) combined cycle power plant adjacent to the 586 MW Uch power plant (Uch-I, operational since 2000) at Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan, located 47 km away from the Uch gas reservoir. The Project will be developed under the 2002 Power Policy and will be undertaken according to a 25 year build-own-and-operate structure. The tariff has been approved by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority - Pakistan's power sector regulator.

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Project Name Uch-II Power Project
Project Number 43903-014
Borrower/Company UCH-II POWER (PRIVATE) LIMITED
Country Pakistan
Location Balochistan
Approval Number 7326/2722-PAK(USD), 7326/2722-PAK(EUR)
Type or Modality of Assistance
7326/2722-PAK(USD) Loan USD 50.00 million Committed
7326/2722-PAK(USD) Loan EUR 50.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Anshukant Taneja
Project Sponsor(s) INTERNATIONAL POWER
Description The Project involves construction, erection and operation of a 404 MW low British thermal unit (BTU) combined cycle power plant adjacent to the 586 MW Uch power plant (Uch-I, operational since 2000) at Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan, located 47 km away from the Uch gas reservoir. The Project will be developed under the 2002 Power Policy and will be undertaken according to a 25 year build-own-and-operate structure. The tariff has been approved by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority - Pakistan's power sector regulator.
Objectives and Scope The Project addresses Pakistan's growing energy deficit by adding net 375.2 MW (8.9% of the forecasted energy shortfall) power generation capacity and promote higher energy efficiency in the country's power generation mix by commissioning a combined cycle power plant fueled by a low BTU gas. The Project by using domestic gas decreases reliance on imported oil and diesel fuel for power generation, thereby relieving pressure on precarious foreign exchange reserves. In addition, the Project stimulates employment and economic growth in Balochistan - Pakistan's poorest province.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's support for the Project is in line with the Pakistan Country Strategy and Program Update, Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), and the Government's strategic emphasis on energy sector development. As per the ADB CPS, ADB views itself as one of Pakistan's strategic development partners for infrastructure development, with power as one of the main areas of support, and that 'the emphasis on lending for economic infrastructure will be continued, which is consistent with the high priority attached to it in the Government's MTDF.
Status of Development Objectives n/a
Material Changes None
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is housed on barren land adjacent to Uch-I, which was acquired by the sponsors from the government of Balochistan at the time of Uch-I development in the late 1990's. Principally due to its overall size, the potential environmental issues associated with this project include air emissions, water supply, site considerations, wastewater/sewage, occupational/public health and safety risk/hazards.
Involuntary Resettlement The land where the project was constructed had no occupants or sign of occupancy. There are no outstanding issues with land acquisition, and Uch Power confirms that it has not received any complaints or grievances emanating from the original owners of the land. The land and surrounding areas are arid and not suitable for agriculture, with low population density.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are present in or are using the Project site.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation In accordance with the national law, a notification will be placed in national and local newspapers informing the public of the intention of the proponents to develop the proposed project and the availability of the EIA of the same for public review. One month after the notice, public hearing of the EIA of the project will be conducted by the Balochistan Environmental Protection Agency during which comments of the public will be recorded and addressed, where relevant.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 29 Jan 2009
Due Diligence 22 Jun 2010
Credit Committee Meeting 05 Nov 2010
Approval 13 Dec 2010
PDS Creation Date 11 Mar 2009
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Proposed Loan and Partial Risk Guarantee Uch-II Power Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2010
Uch-II Power Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2010

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q3 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q2 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q1 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Annual Monitoring Report (FY2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q4 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q3 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q2 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q1 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Annual Monitoring Report 2012 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q4 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q3 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q2 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Uch-II Power Project - Environmental and Social Quarterly Monitoring Report (Q1 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Uch-II Power Project: Environmental and Social Development Annual Monitoring Report 2011 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
UCH-II Power Project: Expansion of 404 MW Power Generation Capacity at Uch Power Station Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2010
Uch-II Power Project - Social Compliance Audit Report Social Compliance Audit Report Oct 2010
Uch-II Power Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2010

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