ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Chinese firm ‘Dongfang Electric Corporation’ has refused to take over the controversial Nandipur Power Project of Pakistan Electric Power Supply Company (PEPCO).

According to a statement the firm was requested to take charge of the power project for another tenure of six month.

Dongfang Electric Corporation was the official contractor company of Nandipur Power Project.

Nandipur Power Project came in limelight when the 425 MW project suddenly stopped working merely weeks after inauguration in July this year. The controversy resulted in sacking former project director, who was earlier conferred Sitra-e-Imtiaz for the project, and audit of the project from international organisations.

During the tenure of the previous governments, the project was delayed for about four years resulting surge in it cost from $329 million to $847 million.

Nandipur power plant is second most largest thermal power plant of country after Guddu which has a capacity to produce 747 MW electricity.