Caption (from L to R): Inauguration ceremony of Hawa Energy 50 MW Wind Power Project. Seen here are Muhammad Ali, Director Pakistan – JCM Power, Farman Lodhi, CEO – Hawa Energy, Saeed Muhammad Khan, Director – Hawa Energy, Bruno Bucari, Chairman – Hawa Energy, Noureen Noor, Portfolio Manager – Asma Capital, Thomas Heintzman, Chief Operating Officer – JCM Power, Syed Hasan Akbar Kazmi, Director – Head of Middle East & Africa – JS Group and Emran Ahmed Khan, Regional Head (MENASA) – Daelim EMA Management
20th April, 2018 – Jhimpir: JS Energy, a subsidiary of JS Group, in collaboration with its local and international partners successfully inaugurated a 50 MW wind farm under the name of Hawa Energy (Private) Limited. The launch of this wind farm has brought Pakistan’s total wind generation capacity to over 800 MW.
Located at the Gharo-Jhimpir wind corridor, the project was undertaken by a joint partnership of JS Energy, which provided project management and financial backing in association with Hawa Investments, Daelim Energy, Asma Capital and JCM Power. The project is also funded by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government agency. The project’s execution was undertaken by Power China, a Chinese EPC contractor using 29 x 1.715 MW General Electric (GE) advanced wind turbines.
Speaking at the occasion, Farman Lodhi, Chief Executive Officer-Hawa Energy said: “This is an exciting moment for us and we are proud of the collaborative efforts undertaken by all stakeholders to make this dream come true. All 29 turbines are now online and are feeding power into the national grid to meet the needs of more than 20,000 households.”
Sharing his thoughts, Bruno Bucari, Chairman-Hawa Energy said: “This is a moment of joy for all of us and has significant emotional value to me as my idea of transition from fossil fuels to Clean Energy has become a reality with the completion of this project. Congratulations to each individual who worked on this project for their dedication and commitment. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all the stakeholders who came on board and supported this project all the way. I look forward to seeing this project bridging a part of the power supply-demand gap in the country.”
With power demands increasing rapidly across the country, Hawa Energy’s project highlights the importance of the private sector in increasing electricity generation capacity and boosting renewable energy generation.
About JS Energy:
JS Energy is part of JS Group, one of the country’s most diversified business conglomerates with interests in the financial, energy, investment and industrial sectors.