Environmental & Social Impact
The development of CPP will reduce dependence on gaseous and liquid fuels for thermal power generation and increase diversity in Pakistan’s electricity generation mix. FPCL has carried out a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Study (“EIA Study”) through M/S Hagler Baily in accordance with the standards and requirements of the World Bank / International Finance Corporation and National Environmental Quality Standards.
EIA Study was submitted to the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (“SEPA”) for its approval.
implementation and management of mitigation measures, wherein a delivery mechanism is provided to address potential impacts of project activities, to enhance Project benefits and to introduce standards of good practice in all Project activities. The EMP has been prepared with the following objectives:
- Defining legislative requirements, guidelines and best industry practices & standards that apply to the Project
- Defining monitoring/mitigation plan required for avoiding or minimizing potential impacts
- Defining roles and responsibilities of the Project proponent and the contractor
- Defining requirements for environmental monitoring and reporting
- Defining the mechanism with which training will be provided to the Project personnel
The Project entails construction of new coal‐based boilers and steam turbine generators (STGs) to replace existing natural gas‐based boilers and gas turbines. This will have positive impacts on the socio‐economic environment through direct and in‐direct employment generation and increased business opportunities. The continuation of existing FFBL fertilizer plant operation using coal‐based power will be beneficial to the fertilizer company
through stability of production, and, to the country as a whole through the reduction in dependence on dwindling natural gas supply as fuel and stability of the agricultural sector of the economy through a consistent supply of fertilizers. The Project will be equipped with the following systems and equipment in order to meet the requirements and to comply with the emission limits as imposed by the environmental regulations:
- Low NOx generation due to use of CFB boiler technology
- Desulfurization inside the CFB boilers (SOx reduction)
- Bag house for de‐dusting (for dust removal)
- A common stack including two ducts (one duct per unit)
- Emission monitoring system at each duct of each boiler.
The main fuel for the Project is coal. The possibility of using both imported and local
Environmental sensitivities and impacts, as well as the associated mitigation
Fauji Group has a number of on‐going community development programs with an objective of a literate and functional community, skilled and employed youth, empowered women, health and hygiene awareness and self‐reliance through targeting following areas:
- Social Mobilization
- Environmental Sustainability
- Economic Development