KESC, Siemens, AKHMCF to establish 132KV grid station

KARACHI: Karachi Electric Supply Company in cooperation with Siemens Pakistan and Aga Khan Medical College Foundation has commenced the site construction work of a new 132KV shared Grid Station and Underground Transmission Line to provide reliable and stable supply of electricity to Aga Khan University and Hospital.

The new grid station would also cater to the future needs of the University and Hospital. In addition, this grid would relieve the overloaded grids of Civic Centre, Baloch Colony and Gulshan-e-Iqbal and would also partially meet the requirement of future load growth in PECHS, Bahadurabad area, KDA Scheme I and adjoining areas.

A ceremony was held at the location of the Grid Station on Thursday, attended by Syed Arshad Masood Zahidi, Chief Generation & Transmission Officer, KESC; Firoz Rasul, President Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation; and Guenter Zwickl, CEO of Siemens; along with other team members.

KESC had signed an agreement with the Agha Khan University on the 17th of Nov 2012, for the establishment of the Grid Station and the Underground Transmission Line as a “joint venture Project” between the two organizations. As a result, a contract had been awarded to M/s Siemens on the 01st of Feb 2013, for establishing the 132 KV Grid Station at AKHMC which would be the initial phase of the Project. A project team comprising of professionals from KESC and AKHMCF has been working together with M/s Siemens to plan, design, implement and to execute the completion of the said
Grid Station.

The project represents a significant investment for KESC and a symbol of support for institutions like the Aga Khan University, which treats many patients free of charge every year. This is in continuation of KESC’s vision to empower and revitalize vital organs of the city so as to ensure impactful social value creation.

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