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October 5, 2012

Pakistan - Rehabilitation of DCL Power Generation and Water Desalination Plant

 


Rehabilitation of DCL Power Generation and Water Desalination Plant
London, UK - On Friday, October 5th, during the United States – Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference presented by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative & Government of Pakistan, USbased International Electric Power LLC (IEP) announced the creation of IEP DCL Pakistan Limited, to supply electricity from a 94-Megawatt natural gas fired combined cycle power plant located in Karachi, Province of Sindh. The project involves the acquisition, rehabilitation and operation of the plant along with daily production of 3 million gallons of desalinated water.

 

The plant commenced its commercial operations in 2008, but after experiencing equipment failures, was completely shut down in 2010.

 

 

As part of the acquisition, the majority equity stake that was originally owned by Sacoden Investments (Pte.) Limited, then purchased by AEI, will now be transferred to IEP, a power company with a growing portfolio of international assets. Peter Dailey, CEO of IEP, said “this is an important asset to Karachi. IEP plans to rehabilitate the plant and make all necessary modifications so that the both the power and desalination plant will operate reliably. IEP is committed to Pakistan for the long term. Given the need for power in Pakistan we are exploring several other power generating opportunities throughout the country, but before embarking down those paths in earnest we will make sure that the plant is operating well.” Amongst the many benefits that this plant will provide to the national economy of Pakistan, it will ensure a reliable supply of electricity, using clean-burning, indigenous natural gas. With prevailing oil prices and logistical complexities involved with transferring oil upcountry in Pakistan, this gas-powered plant means
significant savings to the national exchequer.

 

Also of high importance, water desalination is another great benefit brought to the local residents. The plant has the capacity to produce 3 million gallons per day of fresh water.

 

Restoration and operation of the Power and Desalination plant will stimulate the local economy by creating more than one hundred direct and indirect job opportunities to the residents of Karachi. The project is socially and environmentally safe because of the minimal construction needed, as the plant has already been built. The plant will utilize high-efficiency, low-emission power generating technology which consumes little water, produces insignificant emissions and zero liquids discharges IEP is an independent power company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. IEP is in the business of acquiring or building and owning energy-related projects worldwide with a special focus on electric power generation from natural gas and renewable energy sources.

 

For information contact:
Bryan Tamburro; btamburro@iepwr.com; Phone: +1.412.225.8972
Ieva Abolina; iabolina@iepwr.com ; Phone: +1.412.567.1491

 

DCL Press:

PR Web

San Francisco Chronicle

Tribune Press Release

Tribune Article

 

May 4, 2012

Haiti - Project Phoenix Press Kit:

Project Phoenix Press Release - English

Project Phoenix Press Release - French

Executive Summary for Press - Project Phoenix

List of Quotes

Photos

Press Conference Port au Prince, Haiti

Centre de Facilitation des Investissements

Friday May 4, 2012

 

International Electric Power, LLC (IEP) is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Government of Haiti, the signing of an agreement between the parties to form a Public-Private Venture in a power generating facility that will remove waste from the streets of Port au Prince, decrease Haiti’s dependence on imported fuel, create approximately 1,800 high-quality, skilled jobs and provide 30MW of reliable, green, base-load electric power fueled by municipal solid waste. This state-of-the-art integrated waste management and power facility will be situated on 400 acres of land about 18 kilometers north of Port au Prince.

 

“Project Phoenix is a key building block for our country,” said Haiti's Secretary of State for Energy. “It is of critical interest in the development of our country. It will provide simultaneously for clean streets in the Capital city and surroundings, reliable electric power from a renewable local fuel source, thousands of jobs and cleaner air. It will also protect the aquifer and coastal waters of the region from contamination. The Project, being a Public-Private Partnership, will help generate a continuous cash flow for Haiti which will contribute greatly to our progress”.

 

Project Phoenix is composed of two related businesses corresponding to the major operating components of the project: power generation and waste collection. The municipal waste will be collected by a state-of-the-art waste collection company that will serve the seven municipalities of greater Port au Prince, and work in conjunction with the government's Metropolitan Waste Collection Service (SMCRS) and private collectors.

 

Project Phoenix will provide numerous environmental, social and economic benefits, not the least of which is the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs in Haiti, including training and equal opportunity hiring requirements. Project Phoenix will eliminate open, low temperature burning of waste and clogging of canals by years of uncollected plastics, improving air and water quality in the Port au Prince municipalities and as a result the health of Haitian citizens. Garbage collection will commence promptly after financial close, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.

 

“Project Phoenix will have a profound impact positively affecting many sectors of the Haitian economy,” said Enzo Zoratto, President and COO of IEP. “Phoenix jump-starts the social, environmental and economic development that Haiti so desperately needs.”

 

Project Phoenix responds directly to Haitian and international priorities for sustainable development, population decentralization, capacity building and the encouragement of foreign investment. Altogether, Project Phoenix requires the investment of roughly US $250,000,000. To this end, IEP has assembled a world-class team of Haitian and international companies to complete the Project, making this a low-risk, high-impact project for the Haitian population over the next 30 years. It will serve as a model for future waste management needs.

 

IEP is a privately held energy company based in Pittsburgh, PA (USA) which has a strong commitment to Haiti and other developing nations where it does business. IEP’s mission is to provide the highest value and best use of a host country’s capital and natural resources, focusing principally on the renewable energy sector. IEP seeks to foster a spirit of teamwork with a host country’s people and governments in order to enhance national living standards, create energy independence and further national development goals by providing low cost, reliable energy. In short, while IEP is a for-profit company, it seeks to contribute to more than just the bottom line – to do well by doing good.

 

Project Phoenix Press:

Pittsburgh Poste-Gazette

PR Web

Huffington Post

Pop City

Earth Techling

le Nouvelliste

Businesstimes

Defend.ht

Haiti Libre

Haitian-Truth

Haiti Alltop

Virtual Strategy Magazine

Topics. Tree Hugger.com

Times Union