Projects and Maps
► Please follow this link for details of the Thar Block VI Location Plan
The coal at the Block VI licence is of a lignite quality, ensuring that it is most suited to combustion in power generation. Further coal tests have been carried out by TES Bretby Ltd in the UK, Bahria University, Karachi, and the Fuel Research Centre, part of Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Karachi, which confirmed the coal quality is suitable for power generation and industry, especially for the cement sector. Rock samples were tested by Strata Surveys Ltd and additional testing at Scientifics Laboratory of the UK. All testing is done under ASTM standards. It is intended that the company will undertake development of an open pit coal mine.
MOUs / agreements
Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC)
Oracle signed MOU with KESC in December 2009, the third largest electricity producer in Pakistan. The power plant is expected to be built in phases with a total capacity up to 1,100 MW with initial phase to be 300 MW. Oracle has formed a committee with KESC to progress a joint development of the power station and mine.
Oracle signed MOU in December 2009 with Pakistan’s major cement producer.