Zorlu Solar Power Project (ADB-50174-001)

  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bahawalpur, Punjab
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Zorlu Solar Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 6, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project involves the construction, commissioning and operation of a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar generation facility located at the Quad-e-Azam Solar Park (QSP) in Bahawalpur, Punjab province, Pakistan

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Private Actors

Zorlu Enerji Group, founded in 1993 with the foundation of Zorlu Energy Electricity Generation Inc. Zorlu Enerji is a global group of companies providing services in different areas of the energy sector. Zorlu Enerji Group offers an integrated service mix with the activities of different sectors of the energy sector, mainly electricity and steam production and sales carried out by Zorlu Energy, the only public company. Zorlu Enerji has a total installed power of 991 MW, of which 525 MW is in Turkey.

Zorlu Enerji has a 100 percent share of Zorlu Energy Pakistan that is 56.6 MW Wind Power Plant located in the Jhimpir Sindh. The Wind power plant, in Jhimpir started commercial activity in 2013. The facility, which is Pakistan's first wind power plant, produces approximately 159 million kWh of electricity per year.

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Hashimi, Mohammed Azim


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