The Fauji Foundation got registered with PPIB, for setting up a 185 Mega Watt (MW) Gas Based Power Plant in Daharki in April 2004. Foundation Power Company Daharki Limited (FPCDL) was formally incorporated in November 2005. The Foundation Stone of the Plant was laid down by the then President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, NI(M), TBt, on 24 May 2007. The Plant is located at Daharki, District Ghotki of Sindh on National Highway at the border of Sindh and Punjab. Construction work at the Site commenced in October 2007 under M/s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company of South Korea. The approved Project cost was approximately US$ 217 million and it was financed by a consortium of 12 local banks, led by Askari Bank Limited. FPCDL is owned by Daharki Power Holdings Limited, British Virginia Island (BVI), the first offshore venture of Fauji Foundation.
The installed Combined Cycle Power Plant (Gas Turbine of General Electric, USA & Steam Turbine of Fuji, Japan) has a gross output of 185 MW. It employs modern technology, compliant to contemporary international as well as environment friendly standards. It functions on the low BTU gas, supplied from Mari Petroleum Company’s Deep Well No. 6, located at 15-km from the Plant Site. The low BTU gas, which is otherwise unsuitable for domestic use, is thus optimally used as well as affords economical production of electricity. This is the first time that such low BTU gas is being used for power generation in Pakistan.
The Plant was commissioned on 16 May 2011 and ever since then, by the Grace of Almighty Allah, the Plant is fully operational, providing electricity in the National Grid at 90% availability, throughout the year, with an energy efficiency index of 49% and ranked amongst First Ten Independent Power Producer in Economic Despatch Order List of National Transmission & Despatch Company. The production of the cheap electricity by Plant is sufficient to illuminate 250,000 urban homes or meet the needs of 70 medium sized industrial units or 1,500 small to medium size villages.
FPCDL Power Plant is operationally managed by a reputed International Organization M/s KEPCO KPS Plant Services since its commissioning. The Plant bears certification of ISO 9001, 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001.
The Registered Office of the Company is at Fauji Towers, 68 Tipu Road, Chaklala, Rawalpindi.