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Engineering Post August 19

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Huge Oil and Gas reserves discovered in Sindh Oil and Gas Development Limited with 5% shareholding. from OGDCL the well was Company Limited According to the statement drilled to the depth of 3600 me- (OGDCL) has an- ters. Initial test have revealed nounced the discovery of oil flow of 9.12 Million Standard and gas reservoir in district Cubic Feet per Day gas and Sanghar of Sindh province. Ac- 520 barrels per day (bpd) of oil. cording to OGDCL statement, This is the second discovery the oil and gas reservoir was of Oil and gas reservoirs for discovered in exploratory well this year. In May 2019 OGDCL Pandhi -1. had announced that it has The discovery was made by struck a discovery in Tando the joint venture of Bitrism Muhammad Khan district of block comprising OGDCL as Sindh province, where the ini- the operator with tial well test indicated 95% shareholding 10.44 MMCFD gas and Government and 120 barrels per Holdings Private day condensate oil.

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Pakistan can produce 80000MW from northern areas across Pakistan and Holding of workshop local community to its contribution to- is a step towards that address the issue of wards promotion of end, he added. unemployment skill education in the Brig Muhammad among youth. He dis- country especially in Iqbal Director NLC closed that NLC will GB. He also informed GB was Chief Guest setup new campuses that ATIN Gilgit will at closing ceremony. at Diamer and start short courses in He highlighted the Skardu for imparting hydropower and fruit importance of techni- technical skills to processing soon. cal education for youth across GB. Chief Minister ity to industries and cial government, GB Hafiz domestic consumers. Technical Education H a f e e z u r To properly utilise & Vocational Train- Rehman while ad- this potential we ing Authority dressing a workshop need to develop the (TEVTA), prominent organised by NLC essential infrastruc- hydropower experts, said that Pakistan ture including trans- students from differ- has the potential to mission lines. ent universities, produce more than He was addressing businessmen and en- 80000MW of energy the 3 day national trepreneurs partici- from northern areas. workshop organised pated in the event. Exploiting this eco- by Applied Technolo- Col Tassadaq nomical source of gies Institute NLC Rasheed (retd), Di- clean energy can help (ATIN) at Karako- rector ATINs high- economic turnaround ram International lighted the role of of Pakistan by pro- University. Senior of- technical institutes viding cheap electric- ficials of the provin- established by NLC 02

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 ECNEC approves setting up of International Space center at Chakri T he Executive Committee of Pakhtunkhwa” at the updated bined cycle power plant at Haveli million with FEC component Rs the National Economic cost of Rs 85,912.926 million with Bahadur Shah 2,991.42 million. Council (ECNEC) has ap- the FEC of Rs 35, 049.714 million 4. 220kV Head Faqirian 5. Extension of ICU Depart- proved the construction of Pak- 2. “1,223 MW(gross) com- Grid Station along with 220 kV ment of Mother-Child Health istan Space Centre at Chakkri, Centre and Children Hospital at Rawalpindi, at an updated cost of PIMS, Islamabad, at an updated Rs 29,506.233 million including cost of Rs 4,270.588 million with foreign exchange component FEC compo- (FEC) of Rs 22,095.67 million. nent Rs 3,874.138 million The meeting was chaired by Ad- 6. KP Integrated Tourism viser to the Prime Minister on Fi- Development Project with Rs nance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. 17,000 million cost – World Bank The chair remarked that cost Loan Rs 14,000 million and KP revision due to exchange rate government’s share Rs 3,000 mil- fluctuation has become a regular lion. The project aiming the de- exercise at ECNEC and directed velopment of tourism in KP will Ministry of Planning to devise a be completed by 2022-2023. mechanism to incorporate the ex- 7. “Establishment and Oper- change rate fluctuations in the ation of Basic Education, Com- cost of the project. munity Schools” The meeting also directed the 8. The Dualisation of Kuch- Planning Commission for under- lak-Zhob section of N-50 (305 taking an exercise of project eval- km) at a rationalised cost of uation before bringing the 63,601.56 million without FEC. projects to ECNEC by Dr Ishart 9. The competitive and Live- Hussain. able City of Karachi Project Other projects approved by (CLICK) with the sponsorship of Ecnec are government of Sindh and World 1. ”Engineering Procure- Bank/IPF-IBRD at a total cost of ment and Construction of Bal- bined cycle Power Plant Balloki, double Circuit Transmission line Rs 33,600 million including akot Hydropower project, district Kasur” from Head Faqirian to Ludewala World Bank loan of Rs 32,200 Manshera, Khyber 3. “1230MW (gross)com- at an updated cost of Rs 5,812.08 million. 03

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Two more nuclear power plants near Karachi Engineering Post Report both K-2 and K-3 plants are likely to be com- Energy Security Plan formulated way back in pleted during financial year 2021. 2005. Pakistan has been pursuing policy of Karachi Coastal Power Project, Unit 2 and According to the information gathered from using nuclear technology for peaceful 3 were approved by the Executive Committee concerned official quarters, completion of both purposes and overcoming its lingering of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in K-2 and K-3 projects will be a big step that will electricity load shedding quite successfully for July 2013 and is being implanted at a total es- bring PAEC closer to achieving this target. years together now. timated cost of Rs 958729.120 million includ- PAEC is also planning to develop additional Energy is an integral part of the economic ing foreign aid of Rs 634870.671 million. sites to house more nuclear power plants in fu- order of the country because energy demand Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission ture and the sites identified throughout the and economic growth share a tight country for this purpose are bond. Pakistan is in the process of being investigated and acquired overcoming its severe energy crisis for development. that has both directly and indirectly Technical and engineering in- affected all sectors of the national frastructure is already in place economy especially in terms of evolv- to support the existing under ing energy-mix. construction and future nuclear Presently, these are five nuclear power plants in the country. power plants, located near Karachi This infrastructure is based on (Sindh) and at Chashma district Mi- indigenous institutes imparting anwali (Punjab) which are producing state of the art training and ed- 1430 megawatts of nuclear power ucation in all relevant disci- and contributing to the national plines and at all levels from grid.All these five nuclear power technical training to academic plants had supplied about7267 mil- programmes. lion units of electricity to the na- KANUPP which is the oldest tional grid during July 2019 to nuclear power plant in Pakistan March 2019. has now completed 47years of Two more units are being con- safe and successful operation. structed near the oldest site of The other four units at Chesham Karachi Nuclear Power Plant are ranked amongst the best (KANUPP). These are Karachi Nuclear Power (PAEC), which is the sole department in Pak- performing electricity generating plants in the Plants-2 and 3 (K-2 & 3). First concrete of K-2 istan engaged in electricity generation using country in terms of endurance and availability. was poured on August 20, 2015 and that of K- nuclear technology, is planning to intensify its KANUPP has generating capacity of 100 3 on May 31, 2016. Work on the construction activities to meet the nuclear electricity gen- megawatts and four units at Chashma better of these nuclear power plants is progressing eration target of 8800 megawatt by the year known as C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 have genera- satisfactorily according to the schedule and 2030 set through the federal government ‘s tion capacity of 340 megawatts each. 04

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Schneider Electric arranged seminars to offer new products management solution for der Electric. He told that low voltage panel Schneider Electric is builders in Pakistan. Mr. leading the convoy Mohkam Sheikh, country mainly because of its president, Schneider huge spending on R & D Electric Pakistan wel- in order to offer best comed the guests and products to the world. highlighted the steps Audience showed their taken by the company to keen interest in presen- promote channel part- tations and kept asking ners and to facilitate the question to better under- end users. He warmly stand the product and Schneider Electric thanked the participants functions. The new prod- Pakistan arranged for showing up in such a ucts were also displayed Mr. Mohkam Sheikh for seminars to launch big number. during the event for the offering best services to new products simultane- Mr. Conrad Muntane, participants. the dealers and channel ously at Karachi and La- global marketing head While talking to Engi- partners. hore. The events were for universal enclosures neering Post during the Mr. Kamran Sultan, well attended by the traveled all the way from events, audience appreci- regional manager south leading consultants, Europe for the events. He ated the efforts of Schnei- and Mr. Asadullah, pre- clients, professionals and delivered detailed pre- der Electric for kept on scription and product a large number of promi- sentations on universal offering better featured manager Schneider Elec- nent panel builders. Al- enclosures and the spe- products for local market. tric Pakistan also at- most all the channel cialties offered by Schnei- They lauded the efforts of tended the events. partners Guests and dealers were offered of Schnei- lavish din- der Pak- ners after the istan were events. part of the Mr. Conrad shows. The Muntane also company visited some mainly of the facto- launched ries of their universal channel part- enclosures ners both in (type tested) Karachi and thermal Lahore. 05

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Bridge Group announced CPEC Chinese businessmen to Power & Engineering Expo 2020 invest $1bn in Pakistan The launching Group realized this A50-member Chinese investment delegation vis- Ceremony of situation quickly and ited Pakistan in early July and expressed de- CPEC Power decided to take this sire to invest around $1 billion in initial phase in various sectors including automotives, textiles, & Engineering Expo challenge head on. agriculture related industries and IT and telecom in- dustries. As the projects reach completion this invest- held in the third Therefore, he con- ment can increase to $5 billion. The delegation was briefed about different possibilities of investments week of July at ceived the idea of and joint ventures in the newly created Special Eco- nomic Zones (SEZs). AFOHS, Falcon CPEC Power & Engi- PM Imran Khan met with the delegation and ap- Complex, Lahore. neering Expo to ful- preciated their interest to invest in Pakistan. Chinese Ambassador to Pak- Pakistan fill this much needed istan Yao Jing was also present in the At this occasion gap in Pak market. meeting along with Advisor to PM on Fi- more than 100 in- CPEC Power & Engi- nance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, dustrialists from neering Expo objec- Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Syed Zubair Haider Gilani and Chairman Federal Board of Rev- various sectors par- tive is not limited to enue (FBR) Syed Shabbar Zaidi ticipated and en- provision of Engi- The Chinese delegation consisted of the CEOs / general managers of businesses from the city of joyed this beautiful neering Goods and Chongqing, China, which is leading China in automo- tive and several other hi-tech industries. opening ceremony. Services but it also Head of the Chinese delegation Pan Guangfeng There was a dire caters all down- said that the investors could raise $300 million to $500 million for SEZ infrastructure development and need for induction of stream activities like an umbrella investment of $1 billion to $5 billion in several sectors. He hoped that the Chinese invest- technology and JV, Franchise, Distri- ment in Pakistan would help create 500,000 direct jobs for local youth, besides the transfer of technology upgradation of tech- bution, etc. and raising industries technology standards in Pak- istan. nology in all walks of Further, CPEC life and industrial Power & Engineering processes in our EXPO will be an op- beloved country due portunity mix for all to many advantages i.e. exhibitors, visi- like Increase in qual- tors, planners, stu- ity of life, Increase in quality of production, In- dents, businessmen, government functionaries, crease in production, Increase in Profits, etc. Decrease in human error, Decrease in rejec- tion, Convenience, Traceability, Competitive- Bridge Group ness, Certifications, Exports, etc. Suit No. 1, 2nd Floor, Imtiaz Centre, E6, There was not a single platform in Pakistan Main Market Gulberg, Lahore, Pakistan where buyers and sellers of Industrial tech- Cell: +92-300-8408294, +92-301-8440441 nology can meet and buy or sell technology or Ph.: +92-42-35714049 engineering services or goods. +92-42-35760624 Due to industrial background Email: [email protected] Mr. Muhammad Javid, Director of Bridge Web: 06

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Power quality and management solutions Pyramid Automation holds seminar (APM) &Plastim panel Engine Protection & accessories was Fuel Level sensors launched, the partici- Raycap, Slovenia - pants showed their TCG Technology Surge great interest in the Protective Devices new product range (SPDs) & Surge Coun- which is exclusive in ters the market. STEGO, Germany - Product & Systems Thermal Management presentations were the Equipment most interesting part of Enerdoor, Switzer- the event covering; land - Active & Passive Deep Sea Electronics Harmonic Filters Reac- (UK) - Generator Con- tors trol & Protection Sys- Hilkar, Turkey - tems Harmonic Filters & Re- Iskra, Slovenia - En- actors ergy Management & Trumeter (UK) - Ad- Power Quality Systems vance Panel Meters ( Fozmula Ltd. UK - APM) Series Pyramid Automa- power industry partici- P l a s t i m E l e k t r i k ity Improvement and tion organized a pated in Seminar. seminar in Pearl Pyramid Automation (Turkey) - Panel Acces- power management sories & Control Equip- systems with an aim to Continental Hotel La- showcased its new and ment help the Pakistan’s hore on power quality innovative Products re- The event was a big Local Industry to Im- and management solu- lated to Generators success in the area of prove the productivity tions. Control Systems, power, generators & & efficiency with the A large number of re- Power Protections & Utility/Grid Supply provision of clean reli- puted Electrical Con- Monitoring Equipment, Synchronization, Load able power sources. sultants, Panel Control and Power Sharing and Power Shields were Builders, System Inte- Quality Management Management Systems. awarded to the key cus- grators and technical related different Solu- The next level of tomers as a token of ac- heads from Telecom- tions. technologiesare aimed knowledgement & munication, Textile, A new range of Ad- to provide the Solutions appreciation of their FMCG, Cement& vance Panel Meters related toPower Qual- valued relationship. 07

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 An insight into Manufacturing Sector Performance Engineering Post Report by 4.0 per cent), Automobiles declined by Tractors 26.6 per cent and Motor Cycles to increase of 183 per cent in Sugar pro- 13.9 per cent(Light Carriage Vehicles 5.4 per cent), Fertilizer 14.5 per cent and duction. The impact of sugar production, Manufacturing plays an important LCVs -15.9 per cent, Tractors -4.8 per electronics 24.1 per cent. But in Novem- however, moderated to 2.0 per cent and - and vital role in the economic de- cent and Cars -15.9 per cent) and Elec- ber 2018, LSM witnessed sharp dip of 6.1 27.0 per cent in February and March 2019 velopment of the country. The tronics -32.5 per cent. However, the situ- per cent due to decline in Food, Beverages respectively. A number of factors, accord- contribution of Manufacturing in Gross ation marginally improved in September and Tobacco growth by -8.9 per cent, Tex- ing to the information available from of- Domestic Product (GDP) has been hover- 2018 by 1.2 per cent. This slight improve- tile –0.2 per cent and Paper and Board - ficial sources, had contributed to the ing around 13.5-13.8 per cent for almost ment was on account of Non Metallic 27.0 per cent. A slight recovery of 0.8 per slowdown in the growth of Large Scale a decade while for financial year 2018-19 Manufacturing. These included lower it had declined to 13.0 per cent. Public Sector Development Programme According to latest information and (PSDP) expenditures compared to the last facts and figures available from official year, slowdown in the private sector con- sources, the performance of major crops, struction activities and consumers spend- power slippages, global commodity price ing on durable goods. shocks and contraction in demand of do- This was more noticeable in construc- mestic consumer goods had hindered the tion –allied industries. Demand for hous- growth of manufacturing sector. ing moderated as the prices of building Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) has materials as well as cost of financing in- as much as 78 per cent share in Manufac- creased by varying margins during the turing and 10.2 per cent in GDP whereas period under report here.. Small Scale Manufacturing accounts for Certain sector-specific issues also con- only 2.0 in GDP. tributed to the decline in LSM growth. The Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) Automobile prices witnessed multiple growth during July 2018 to March 2019 upward revisions due to Pakistani Rupee had declined to 2.93 per cent as compared depreciation against US Dollar which to 6.33 during the corresponding period kept the potential buyers away from of last year. On Year on Year (Y0Y), LSM making bookings and purchases. Certain growth witnessed sharp decline of 10.63 restrictions on non-filers (persons eligible per cent in March 2019 as compared to an but not filing Income Tax returns) with increase of 4.70 per cent in March 2018. respect to purchase of cars had also fur- Financial year 2018-19 started with ther dampened the demand for automo- 7.4 per cent mainly contributed by Elec- biles. tronics as high as 95.6 per cent, N0n- Pharmaceuticals also suffered due to Metallic Minerals product 17.9 per cent ( a considerable lag in regulatory adjust- Cement 18.0 per cent) and Automobiles ments in the prices. This pricing issue 22.1 per cent (Jeeps and Cars 36.1 per Mineral products by 8.9 per cent (Cement cent was witnessed in December 2018. was in addition to weakening of the local cent, Trucks 33.1 per cent and Buses 54.3 8.4 per cent). However, a steep rise was witnessed in currency, which had added to the distress per cent). However, it had declined by 2.1 In October 2018, it reached to 6.7 per January 2019 by 24.9 per cent mainly of an import dependent sector. per cent in August 2018 on account of dis- cent on account of recovery witnessed in owning to phenomenal improvement of Similarly, lower sugar production and mal performance witnessed in Non- Non-metallic products by 22.2 per cent as high as 208.1 per cent in Electronics previous year’s inventories had also fur- Metallic mineral products which showed (22.3 per cent growth in Cement), Auto- ,Paper and Board 23.8 per cent and Food, ther dampened the prospects of the decline of 4.1 per cent (Cement declining mobiles 13.8 per cent (LCVs 8.7 per cent, Beverages and Tobacco 76.2 per cent due sugar industry. 08

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Motorways Network in Pakistan Engineering Post Report There is no denying of the fact that sustain- able economic development of a developing country like Pakistan is largely dependent on a robust and low-cost transport and logistic sec- tor throughout the country. Enhanced exportcom- petitiveness is also contingent upon the efficient performance of this important sector. The Federal Government is fully aware of the vital role the transport and logistic sectorplays in the development of the national economy and in improving the competitiveness in country’s ex- ports. As such, it is committed to implement a comprehensive development initiative and mod- ernizing the transport and logistic sector through a continuous process of reforms duly supported by focused investment in all of its sub-sectors. National Highway Authority (NHA) isplaying a vital role in improving the quality of road net- work in the width and breadth of Pakistan which tunities. ways, expressways and strategic roads. Current entails in improving the quality and standard of The present NHA network, as a matter of length of this network is 12743 kilometers. the people through creation of employment oppor- record, comprisesof 47 national highways, motor- NHA’s existing portfolio consists of as many as 38 on-going projects involving huge total esti- mated cost of Rs 1423099.930 million including foreign aid component of Rs 455194.000 million with an allocation of Rs 117514.919 million in- cluding foreign aid of Rs 57371.916 million for their continued implementation during financial year 2019-20 under the Public SectorDevelopment Programme (PSDP) of the Federal Government. As regards, motorways network, NHA has over the years already constructed four segments of Pakistan Motorway Network i.e. 156 km long Pe- shawar—Islamabad Motorway (M-1), 357 km long Islamabad-Lahore Motorway (M-2),230km long Lahore-Abdul Hakim motorway (M-3) and Pindi Bhattian –Gojra section and Khanewal- Multan sections of Motorway (M-4) on a virgin corridor bringing remote areas in different parts of the country on mainline and accelerating and boosting much desired and appreciable economic activities. Work on M-4 from Gojra-Khanewal and on 139 km long Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) on Build-Own-Transfer (BOT)basis has also been completed. Furthermore, 39 kilometers long Havelian- Mansehra and 59 kilometers long Hazara Motor- way (E-35) are also under construction. Work is in progress on 285 km Hakla-Dera Is- mail Khan and 91 km Sialkot-Lahore and both are scheduled to be completed by end of 2019 and start of 2020 respectively. Procurement for 296 kilometer long Hyder- abad-Sukkur Motorway (M-6) is process presently. Total length of the already completed and oper- ational motorways and under construction motor- ways is 2362.3 kilometers. Through its dedicated efforts NHA has also taken lead in the development of the road infra- structure in the country through the private sec- tor partnership. NHA successfully attracted private sector investment and has so far awarded/supported five projects of worth more than Rs 90 billion. Three major projects under Build-Operate- Transfer (BOT) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) are: Lahore –Islamabad Motorway (M-2) Scope: Overlay and Modernization (all 357 kms) Project cost: Rs 46,007 million Status: Project successfully completed and op- erational since August 2016. Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) Scope: Conversion of Existing 4-Lane Highway into 6 Lane Motorway (136 kms) Status: More than 96 per cent substantially completed and already opened to traffic. Lahore-Sialkot Motorway Scope: Construction of 4 Lane Motorway (91km) Cost: Rs 43847 million Status: Over 53 per cent successfully completed (Completion scheduled in August 2019. Furthermore, NHA has also planned projects worth Rs 210000 million to be undertaken on PPP basis in the near future. 10


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Engineers Day Celebrations IEP organized event at NED Karachi Keeping the history and tra- Riazand Engr. Syed Raza Akhlaq ditions, the Institution of were awarded in the field of Engi- Engineers Pakistan (IEP) neering and Technology. Engr, Za- celebrated the Engineers Day in- gham Mahmood Rizvi and Engr. appropriate manner and recog- Amir Farooq were awarded in Pub- nized some of the distinguished lic Services. Engr. Muhammad engineers of the country. Saleem Raza, Engr. Slahuddin The IEP organized the Engi- Ahmed were awarded in Public neers Day 2019 ceremony at the Administration. Engr. Nilofar NED University of Engineering & Hameed, Engr. Abdul Raouf Ta- Technology, Karachi, on June 29 bani and Engr. Asif Rizvi werepre- and the auditorium was fully sented for their serving in the field packed to capacity. 20 engineers, of Commerce and Industry. Engr having distinguished themselves Shahzad Qasim, Engr. Salman in different aptitudes were con- Ansari and Engr. Muhammad Tau- ferred Lifetime Achievement fiq Bilwani secured lifetime awards. achievement award for their ex- The accomplishments of the traordinary services in the field of award winners, picked by a jury Entrepreneurship. Engr. Muham- headed by Engr Prof Dr Sarosh- mad Khan Minhas and Engr. Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor, Arooha Dar secured special award NED University, were narrated for Social Services. Engr. loudly and clapped generously as FarhatIshtiaq and Engr. Muham- they reached the podium to receive mad Ali Shyhaki and Engineer the shields. The remarkable Engi- Syed Khalid Mehmood secured neers, who received lifetime award in the category of Culture achievement award were; Engr. and Journalism. IEP Karachi Cen- Prof. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Ra- tre also awarded posthumous jput (SI), Chairman, Charter In- award to Late Engr. Inam Ahmed spection Evaluation Committee Osmani, Past President, IEP, For- Sindh Higher Education omission mer President, ACEP, Senior Vice- Universities & Board Department, Chairman, PEC (Twice), Secretary Government of Sindh and Engr General, Federation of Engineer- Ahmed Bazai (SI) Vice Chancellor ing Institutions of South & Central of BUITEMS, for their extraordi- Asia, PEC Governing Body (four nary services in Engineering Edu- Times) in the category of Engineer- cation. Engr Rehan Ul Ambia ing and Technology. 12


ENGINEERING POST Orange line train to be August-2019 inaugurated by the end WAPDA records of this year highest hydel power generation in history Punjab govern- ment has The Pakistan Water and other hydel power stations cumu- Power Development Author- latively contributed 504MW to the claimed that 94 ity (Wapda) recorded the National Grid. Wapda owns as highest hydel electricity genera- many as 22 hydel power stations percent of Orange Line tion in the last week of July 2019. and provides about 31 billion units The cumulative power generation of hydel electricity on the average Metro Train (OLMT) from all the hydel power sources annually to the National Grid. was recorded at 7591 megawatt This increase in generation ca- Project has been com- (MW). Previously the highest pacity is owed to increased water power generated was 7585MW. flows, raised level of water reser- pleted and remaining According to the details Tarbela voirs and increased water indent work will be completed Hydel Power Station generated by Indus River System Authority 2907MW, Tarbela 4thExtension (IRSA). It is expected that by the by the end of this cur- 1372MW, Ghazi Barotha 1450MW, end of this year the generation ca- Neelum Jhelum 973MW, Mangla pacity will increase to more than rent year. 210MW and Warsak 175MW, while 8000MW. The secretary trans- RekoDiq case to be port disclosed this investigated while briefing the par- Special Assistant to the PM on In- formation and Broad casting Firdous Ashiq Awan informed the press that Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a com- mission to probe and recommend a proposal to the cabinet on the verdict of an arbitra- tion tribunal of the World Bank’s Interna- tional Center for Set- tlement of Investment ticipants of a meeting of task force consti- tuted by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to as- certain initial steps un- Disputes (ICSID) in dertaken regarding the RekoDiq case. China Pakistan Eco- The commission will be led by Federal Min- nomic Corridor Project. ister for Law Farogh- Naseem, and its The meeting was held members included at- torney general for Pak- at P&D Board Office, istan, Minister for Economic Affairs provincial Finance Hammad Azhar, Advi- sor to the Prime Min- Minister Hashim ister for Institutional Reforms & Austerity Jawan Bakht chaired Dr Ishrat Hussain, Special Assistant to the meeting. the PM on Accounta- bility Shahzad Akbar, The purpose of meet- and Special Assistant to the PM Shahzad ing was to gauge the Syed Qasim. progress so far made in The commission will investigate which ele- the ongoing projects ments are responsible for making Pakistan under the CPEC, inter- suffer such a massive loss. est of province and in- terest of development partners and selection of new projects for so- cial and economic ben- efits as well as matters of arrival of Chinese delegation comprising of social and economic experts were reviewed. 14


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Sh. Wilayat visited by LSIS’s high profile Korean Delegation Ahigh level management the Sole Distributor for the Low ize their dreams. state of the art products at their delegation from LSIS Voltage product line for the same With its Headquarters based door step within a short period of under the leadership of Mr. period. in Anyang, Korea and R&D cen- time. Sh. Wilayat Ahmed & Sons Hogan Kim (General Manager) LSIS is a leading Company in tre and Head Office based in maintains huge stocks of its com- for 25 countries visited Pakistan the Industrial Electric, Electron- Seoul LSIS has branch offices in plete range of products and has and had detailed discussions with ics, Materials and Energy field Dubai, Tokyo, Vietnam, Shang- been serving the Industry of Pak- the management of Sh. Wilayat istan for decades now. It’s been Ahmed and Sons. The main objec- almost 5 years now that LSIS tive of this visit was to further ce- has also partnered with PEL and ment the ties with the local is supplying them with their partners and to find new ways of range of Medium Voltage prod- improving the already existing ucts specifically (Vaccum Circuit strong market share within Pak- Breakers). istan. The LSIS delegation appre- PEL has captured a huge mar- ciated the efforts of Sh. Wilayat ket share along with LSIS in the Ahmed and Sons for providing Medium Voltage sector and hope- the best solutions and after sales fully within the next 10 years service to Pakistan’s market. plans to become the market Mr.UmairFarooqui, Director Sh. leader in that segment. Wilayat Ahmed and Sons while Korean Companies like Sam- talking to Engineering Post said, sung, Hyundai and KIA along “We are very happy to welcome a with LG Group are now market delegation under the leadership leaders all over the world and are of Mr. Hogan Kim (General Man- giving tough competition for its ager) for 25 countries. LSIS and LS delegation having lunch with Sh.Wilayat Team (from left) Mr.Asif Japanese and European Com- Sh. Wilayat Ahmed & Sons share Farooqui, Mr.Umaif Farooqui and Mr.Zubair Farooqui (LS Team) Mr.Hogan petitors due to their high Quality a very close bond and expect its Kim, Mr.Ryoo and in the middle Mr.Alex Kim. and dependency. partnership to grow heaps and LSIS is the only Company bounds in the next 5 – 10 years following its separation from LG hai and Europe. From a medium within the region which has its by getting a bigger market in 2003. LS aims to develop into sized company LSIS has grown own testing facility and presti- share”. a Company that provides its into an Electrical giant due to its gious testing Companies like Sh. Wilayat Ahmed & Sons clients with leading solution, advantage of manufacturing “KEMA” visit its premises to get and LSIS have been partners for contributes to over all society everything under one window in their new products tested and almost 30 years now and Sh. and offers a business environ- Korea. LSIS has great delivery certified which has resulted in Wilayat Ahmed & Sons has been ment where employees can real- times enabling customers to get products of very high quality. 16


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 FPCCI agrees with Engineering Post Urges govt to announce industrial amnesty scheme Spokesman of a decision that it will help set up export ori- Federation of be extremely benefi- ented industries with- Pakistan Cham- cial for the govern- out asking for source ber of Commerce and ment to initiate the of income. Industry (FPCCI) told first ever Industrial This would help bring undeclared hid- den assets in docu- mented economy in addition to boosting the volume of export. Just last month En- gineering Post had suggested the same idea after consulting after anomaly commit- vival of sick industry economic growth by the engineering com- tee meeting, Daroo to bring it in main restoring the confi- munity of Pakistan. Khan said that tril- stream of quick indus- dence of foreign and Chairman United lions of rupees which trialization. local investors. Business Group are hidden and undoc- Iftikhar Ali Malik The budget anomaly Iftikhar Ali Malik umented will be in- briefly talking to committee after chaired the meeting jected in new media on this occasion thread bear discus- which was attended by industries and provide said that Prime Minis- sions with all cham- the media that the amnesty scheme in FPCCI President Eng- millions of new jobs. ter Imran Khan must bers has submitted 56 anomaly committee of Pakistan. Daroo Khan Achakzai He said that consen- focus on quick indus- proposals for their im- the federation has The purpose of this and other members. sus was also developed trialization and take mediate rectification unanimously come to scheme would be to Talking to media on the immediate re- bold steps to speed up in budget. 18


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ENGINEERING POST August-2019 ACEP organised conference on ‘Procurement of services, works & goods’ The Association of Consult- industry and decrease reliance and research and said Public- ing Engineers Pakistan on imported products to support Private partnerships (PPP) (ACEP) organised a one the country’s economy. He said should be in place and adequate day conference on ‘procurement that the government is taking trainings should be offered in of services, works and goods’ at steps to ensure ease of doing public sector for ethical values. a local hotel in Karachi. The business in the country by relax- Syed Moazzam Hussain, event was keenly attended by ing the procurement rules and Chief Executive Officer, Zenith consulting engineering firms, regulations. Consulting Services, Dubai government organizations, reg- Engr Khalid Pervez, convener, (UAE) presented a case study of ulatory bodies and leading pro- ACEP Conferences talked about Dubai International Airport.The fessionals and dignitaries along the conference and highlighted conference was very interactive with representatives of Pak- the objectives of the conference with more than 400 consultants istan missions of the World which was to improve the pro- in attendance. A question an- Bank and Asian Development curement process and thereby swer session was also held at Bank.It proved to be one of the improving the construction in- the end for the queries of the best events ever organized by dustry and quality of construc- participants. ACEP. tion. The conference was aimed The Association of Consulting Engr M Siddiq Essa, presi- at creating awareness about the Engineers Pakistan (ACEP) was dent, ACEP, delivered the wel- benefits of quality-based selec- founded in 1989 as a registered come address and thanked the tion of consultants. non-profit society. ACEP pro- dignitaries who attended the Engr. Khalid Pervez once tects the right of Consultants conference. He lauded the inter- again proved his dedication and and provides a neutral forum to est of all the stakeholders who commitment as being the con- take up issues with Government were in presence. vener of the conference, he man- and International Agencies to Member National Assembly aged a real extravagant show by enhance the working relation- Engineer Muhammad Najeeb gaining the attention of top ship between these organiza- Haroon attended the event as notch lot from the relevant in- tions and the Consultants. the Chief Guest. While address- dustries. His hard work and ef- ACEP also serves as a body to ing the participants of the con- fort was highly lauded by the which any Government agency ference he appreciated the participants. can seek help or assistance in efforts of ACEP and Badar Expo Procurement and Supply developing policies and legisla- Solutions for organising such a Chain Professionals Fakiha tion that is required to be passed successful event. He emphasised Rasheed and Mudasser Ali through parliament and other the need to strengthen the local Khan also presented their views legislative bodies. 22


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Optimization of Sizing of Motor for Energy Conservation IEEE PES Karachi chapter arranged seminar On April 22nd,fourth activity of the year tiaq gave Thank You note to seminar. was organized by IEEE PES Chapter The seminar majorly consisted of two parts. Karachi at Sunset Club, Karachi. A mul- The first half was about Motor Losses, Motor ef- tipurpose event was arranged where more than ficiency, motor description &Losses, Electric 40 participants and industry leaders were eased Motor Systems, Motor Selection, Motor Con- by Platform and got opportunity of appealing trols,Motor Drive Selection, Sizing, and its cal- with each other as IEEE is committed to serve culations and different Standards (IEEE, Engineering Professional to evaluate their tech- NFPA,and ANSI) were discussed. A healthy dis- nical knowledge and create edifice chunks of an cussion on different topicsproved knowledge en- enduring and diverse professional network. hancer for the attendees. In last Part, The topic of one-day seminar was “Optimiza- Presentation about IEEE Membership Develop- tion of Sizing of Motor for Energy Conservation” ment was presented to encourage industry fel- and Speaker of the seminar was “Engr. Tahir lows to be part of IEEE Organization by Engr. Saleem”.With the Recitation of Holy Quran, the Lohana. In a long run of 60 minutes, this satis- seminar started. Engr. Parkash Lohana briefed factory event was attended by large number of about membership development and Engr.Ish- professionals and refreshed with high tea. 24


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 ECNEC not PTA inviting bids impressed with for development of CASA-1000 project 5G Network Tthese are very valid he Pakistan Telecommuni- question requiring im- mediate answers be- cation Author- fore the govt commits ity (PTA) has unveiled Rs 46.804 billion. a framework for test Ecnec has directed and development of the Power Division to future technologies, review financial via- particularly 5G wire- bility of the project in less networks a holistic manner, in The framework en- Executive Com- purchase the surplus consultation with ables the use of radio mittee of Na- electricity during stakeholders and sub- spectrum on trial t i o n a l their demand season mit a report for con- basis for non-commer- cial purposes to carry out trials for innova- tive use of radio fre- Economic Council or otherwise? All sideration. (ECNEC) headed by quency spectrum, ap- Finance Advisor Dr paratus/equipment Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and academic pur- has raised a number poses including but of valid questions re- not limited to scien- garding the feasibility tific research, radio of Central Asia South concepts and new Asia-1000 (CASA- systems demonstra- 1000) project. This tions. project is meant to im- An entity regis- port 1300 MW elec- tered with the Securi- tricity from Tajikistan ties and Exchange and Kyrgyz republic Commission of Pak- to Pakistan and istan (SECP) and/or Afghanistan during Pakistan Engineering summer and export Council (PEC), R&D the surplus electricity Organisations and during winters. Pak- academic institu- istan will be obligated tions, devices and/or to take only 1000 MW equipment manufac- and 300 MW will be turers, etc will be eli- optional. Each country gible to apply for test will be responsible for and development au- construction of trans- thorisation. mission lines network The applicant will in the territory of apply for authorisa- their jurisdiction tion to the PTA in ac- The ECNEC ob- cordance with the served that the project checklist of this was conceived in 2015, framework. The PTA when there was high will analyse the ap- shortage of electricity plication and may re- in the country. Now quire any the situation is quite clarification or addi- different as available tional information electricity is meeting from the applicant in the requirement. Fur- a timely manner. ther, surplus electric- Once the application ity would be available is complete in all as- after completion of pects, the PTA may number of projects. So forward the same to initializing a project the Frequency Alloca- which will have utility tion Board (FAB), for only five months of under the Telecom summer (from May to Act Section 5(2) (c) September) is not fi- read with the Section nancially feasible. 43(5). It was stated that The applicants can surplus electricity in propose spectrum for the country during trial purpose which winter would be sup- could inter alia, in- plied to Central Asian cluding but not lim- countries connected ited to the requisite with CASA-1000 spectrum blocks in transmission line proj- 2.6 GHz, 3.6 GHz and ect. A point was raised other relevant bands in the meeting as to amenable to millime- whether these coun- tre wave (MMW) tries would want to propagation. 26


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Leadership, Anthropology and Neuroscience By Engr. Mohammad Iqbal Mirza, CEO, Green Leaves Abdullah ibn Umar re- one of you is a shepherd and ported, The Messenger is responsible for his flock.” of Allah, peace and (Sahih al-Bukhari 6719, blessings be upon him, said, Sahih Muslim 1829). “Every one of you is a shep- The aboveHadeethratifies herd and is responsible for thatevery person is a leader his flock. The leader of people in his capacity. The capacity, is a guardian and is responsi- however, is a variantand it ble for his subjects. A man is can be less or more depending the guardian of his family upon need in the given envi- and he is responsible for ronment, social fabric of his them. A woman is the movement, knowledge and guardian of her husband’s education. The varying capac- home and his children and ity can be built by learning she is responsible for them. The servant of a and developing the leadership skills, which is man is a guardian of the property of his mas- a popular belief with HR and management ter and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every trainers. It is all in our experience that we find some people are good in one trade or profession, whereas some in another. Learning ability varies among students of all ages and all sub- jects. The best example we can refer to is writ- ing and speaking proficiency in our own language Urdu. Most of us are below average in speaking and writing skills in English, and this is not because of being a foreign language. This is because of time and efforts we put in. All the knowledge in human arts and sciences owes to the efforts of our fellow human beings. I myself loved poetry, literature, history and was very good at mathematics. I didn’t like very much physics and chemistry, but my des- tiny path lead me to engineering. I did very poorly in my first two years; then gathered up determination to finish it with colours. After five decades, I feel the neuroscience conclusion of today is right in claiming differ- ent regions of the brain perform specific func- tions. The variant in specific ability answers in affirmative the old age question of whether leaders are born.In 2013 an exciting scientific study was published, identifying a common variant in the CHRNB3 gene which is associ- ated with leadership traits of a person. The natural and social sciences suggest that both human beings and animals possess common properties of leading and following. This prob- ably links leadership to ancient roots and its evolutionary origins. It is a common observa- tion that in a group if it is asked to lead, a hes- itation is witnessed before someone steps forward to take the responsibility. Psychology and behavioral science trace back its reason to neuroscience which is yet not an ultimate conclusion. Leadership emerged right with the creation of human being. Men and women have different roles in society even today. One thing is sure that a need, a goal and circum- stances drive people to lead in fulfilling the need or reaching the goal or objective. The world is known to great leaders in the form of warriors, rulers, research pioneers and inventors. Leading or leadership today and in ancient times is phenomenon of human desire and need. Over the last few years there has been a growing interest in neuroscience and leadership. We now know for example, that the brain switches between one cognitive domains to another when focusing on task or relationship activities and that a simultane- ous focus is not thought possible. Leadership training could however help in this regard by speeding up the transition and flexibility of leaders by building and reinforcing new neu- ral pathways. The HR community has shown 28

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 COMSATS initiatesa keen interest in the development the identification of top talent in improve trust, teamwork, em- of neuroscience and knowledge of organizations be influenced by a ployee motivation, and perform- project on Artificiallinks to leadership traits are start- person’s genetic makeup? Could ance. Studies evaluating the ing to be made more public, partic- standard security and health effectiveness of these methods intelligence worthularly on the topic of decision checks include genetic screening? show that they can also improve a Rs. 1 Billion making processes. Links are The prospect of people knowing company’s bottom line. Until re- being made to transformational their DNA composition, let alone cently, though, we did not under- leadership theories using brain needing it as part of their employ- stand the science behind these omsats University Islamabad imaging. However, the wider field ment screening may seem a dis- practices. Thanks to the field of (CUI) has initiated a project on artificial intelligence along Cof behavioral genetics and explo- tant possibility and fill you with neuroscience, technological ad- ration of the horror. However, it was only 5 vances in functional magnetic im- whole genome has received far years ago that the cost of analyz- aging (fMRI). In USA in 2013 with 6 major universities of Pak- P r e s i d e n t istan. The project is focused on pro- less attention. This is despite Obama commit- viding the students with the best and the fact that ob- ted to support a modern higher education. The uni- taining DNA brain-mapping versities involved in the project are data for genetic initiative to help Comsats University Islamabad, Na- analysis is much understand the tional University of Science and more accessible workings of the Technology (NUST), University of and easy to ob- brain. The scien- Engineering Technology (UET) La- tain in large tist believe that hore, University of Engineering numbers, than they now see the imaging. The re- physical link be- Technology (UET) Peshawar, NED cent findings in tween manage- University of Engineering and Tech- behavioral genet- ment practices nology Karachi, and Punjab Univer- ics are telling us and the brain. sity. about how lead- HR profes- As part of this project nine modern ership constructs might be shaped ing a person’s DNA was over sionals and leaders are continu- laboratories would be established in in the future. Genetic studies are £1000. Now, with a simple swab ously trying better ways to four cities including Islamabad, La- providing us with increasing of the inside of someone’s cheek, engage, connect, and lead others. hore, Peshawar, and Karachi knowledge about how our person- the procedure can be undertaken The new leaps in the field of neu- through artificial intelligence tech- ality traits, intelligence, interests in medical studies for under £100. roscience may help in unravelling nology. Through these laboratories, and even values are formed. Within 10 years we may all be the physiology of leadership effec- Whilst genetic discovery is in its walking around with our genetic tiveness. Human being is the most the students would be provided with early days (and the interaction be- sequence on a memory stick. This complex to be understood as a sen- an opportunity to study subjects re- tween our genes and the environ- genetic revolution is approaching sual machine. Neuroscience stud- lated to artificial intelligence, robot- ment is extremely complex), the fast and HR professionals cannot ies the development of the nervous ics, cyber security, e-gaming, big implications for leaders and HR afford to ignore it. system, its structure, and what it data, and speed coding. practice are potentially enormous. Management practices such as does. This field is still in its in- This project which was the brain- How long before our recruit- the open-book management ap- fancy, and neuroscientists admit child of Rector Comsats University ment and selection of leaders in- proach encourage employers to there is lot more they don’t know Islamabad Dr. Rahil Qamar is ex- cludes personality instruments practice open communication and about the brain at this time than pected to be operational by next year. that utilize genetic data? Could transparency with employees to they do know. (To be continued) 29

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 ADB to provide $235m loan for Karachi BRT The Asian Development minister two $100 million loans the entire width of the Red Line Bank (ADB) has approved from the Asian Infrastructure BRT corridor, including the con- a $235 million loan to help Investment Bank and the struction of 29 stations and ded- develop a bus rapid transit AgenceFrançaise de Développe- icated lanes along the 26.6km (BRT) in Karachi. stretch; improvement of The Karachi Bus Rapid the mixed-traffic road- Transit Red Line Project way with up to six lanes will be 26.6-kilometer in each direction; inclu- (km) Bus Rapid Transit sion of on-street park- Line Red Line corridor ing and landscaped and associated facilities CM KP orders timelygreen areas in various benefiting as many as 1.5 million people, about 10% locations; improvement of Karachi’s population, who live within a kilome- of the drainage system completion of Swatto climate-proof the cor- ridor; and installation ter of a Red Line BRT sta- of non-motorized trans- motorway tion. More than 300,000 ment to jointly finance the pro- port infrastructure such as bicy- passengers per day are expected ject’s civil works and equipment cle lanes, improved sidewalks, on the Red Line BRT routes. costs. and energy-efficient street hief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mah- CThe ADB will partially ad- The project will restructure lights. mood Khan while chairing a meeting re- garding development of communication infrastructure in the provincedirected the con- cerned authorities to ensure timely completion of Swat motorway and other projects. During the meeting he said that he will personally visit the sites and inspect the progress of ongoing projects. He further directed to ensure timely construc- tion and blacktopping of 35.25 km Mingora to Malam Jabba road conveying to the concerned authorities that completion of the road before the next skiing season should be ensured to facilitate tourists. He further directed that a separate pres- entation should be given on the feasibility of Pe- shawar to DI Khan Motorway. The Chief Minister was informed about the third phase of Swat motorway which includes 42 km road from Mingora to Bagh Dheri. He was in- formed that 40 percent survey for the third phase of the project has been completed and will have a total of five interchanges including Mingora Kanju interchange, Malam Jabba Charbagh In- terchange, Sher Palam Interchange, Matta Khwaza Khela Interchange and Bagh Dheri Chakdara Interchange. The Chief Minister directed to complete the feasibility study, design and PC1 of the project by September this year so that construction works may be initiated as soon as possible. 30

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 OPPO to establish manufacturing unit in Pakistan Chief Executive Officer of modern smart phone in the (CEO) OPPO Mobile Tech- province. Special Assistant to KP nologies, George Long dur- CM on Science Technology and In- ing a meeting with KP Finance formation Technology (ST&IT), Minister TaimurSaleemJhagra Kamran Bangash was also pres- along with a Chinese delegation ent on the occasion. revealed that OPPO is interested The CEO OPPO Mobile told in setting up a manufacturing unit that the installation of the produc- in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to meet tion unit on one side will provide at local level and on the other side for more than 4000 persons. the local demand of the provision quality mobile phone to the people provide employment opportunities 31

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Expo centre to be built in Faisalabad Adviser to Prime Minister on Expo Company to run managerial af- Commerce Abdul Razak Da- fairs of Faisalabad Expo Center. wood while chairing a meeting He also directed Trade Develop- held at Ministry of Commerce and ment Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Industry said that the construction officials to make sure that FIEDMC work of a state-of-the-art Expo Cen- will participate in all international ter in Faisalabad will be started trades and exhibitions. within this year FIEDMC to facilitate the Chairman industrialists Mi- and foreign in- anKashifAsh- vestors setting faq on this up projects in occasion said Faisalabad. Faisalabad is Provincial one of the Minister for In- fastest grow- dustries, Com- ing cities of merce and Pakistan Tauseef H. Farooqi Trade Mian which has po- Aslam Iqbal tential to sta- and Faisalabad bilize national appointed Industrial Es- economy by tate Develop- multiplying Chairman Nepra its exports. ment and “Only 25% Management Company of local indus- After months of delibera- belonging to the Province of KP. (FIEDMC) trialists and tion and rigorous testing, Initially a Joint Secretary was Chairman Mi- traders visit Tauseef H. Farooqi has proposed to be recommended but anKashifAsh- faq were also fairs at expo centers in La- been appointed as Chairman given possible objections from the present on this occasion. hore and Karachi but after the estab- Nepra. The regulator has to take IFIs that was withdrawn. Accord- Abdul RazakDawood assured the lishment of new expo centre in key decisions in the coming months ingly adjustments were made and FIEDMC Chairman that a Memo- Faisalabad with greater facilities, including passing the cost of circu- revised panel was made and placed randum of Understanding (MoU) more people will come to multiply lar debt as agreed with the IMF and before the Cabinet which adopted will be inked within one or two their trade with foreigners and local Net Hydel Profits (NHPs) being ad- the recommendations of the inter- weeks between FIEDMC and Lahore investors,” he added. vocated by a strong political lobby view panel. 32

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Kia Lucky Motors starts production KIA Lucky Motors Pakistan clesper annum. Ltd (KLM), a subsidiary of The booking of ‘Sportage’ an SUV Lucky Cement Ltd, has suc- being KLM’s first model has started cessfully completed commissioning from June 30 and delivery will start of the equipment and recently com- from first week of August (Rs menced CKD operation at its plant 4,599,000 for FWD and Rs. located at Bin Qasim Industrial 4,999,000 for AWD versions). Park (BQIP), Karachi. According to a notice sent to Pak- The booking of the much awaited istan Stock Exchange (PSX), the economical city car ‘Picanto’ hatch- total project cost of the company back is expected to start in August amounts to Rs 19.5 billion. KLM has and delivery will start from October the capacity to produce 50,000 vehi- 2019. 33

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Tarbela 4th Project attains maximum generation capacity of 1410 MW With increased water level The inter- phased man- shortages in the country. in Tarbela reservoir and national fi- ner by mid Tarbela 4th Extension Hy- enhanced river flows, the n a n c i a l 2018.Since dropower Project has been con- 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension institutions its commis- structed on Tunnel No. 4 of Hydropower Project today at- h a v e sioning, Tar- Tarbela Dam. The Project has tained its maximum installed gen- termed Tar- bela 4th three generating units, each of eration capacity by contributing bela 4th Ex- E x t e n s i o n them having capacity of 470 MW. 1410 MW to the National Grid. tension as Hydropower The project has been designed to This power generation reflects the the flagship Project has provide 3.84 billion units of elec- efficiency standards of the power project of so far con- tricity on the average to the Na- plant. WAPDA. tributed 3.14 tional Grid per annum. Annual Meanwhile, WAPDA Chairman This project billion units benefits of the project have been Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) went into of low-cost estimated at Rs. 30 billion. With congratulated the Tarbela 4th Ex- o p e r a t i o n hydel elec- completion of Tarbela 4th Exten- tension Hydropower Project au- with com- tricity to the sion Hydropower Project, the in- thorities, the engineers in missioning of its first unit in Febru- National Grid. stalled capacity of Tarbela Hydel particular, on this professional ary 2018, followed by completion of This vital project has been in- Power Station has increased from high mark of efficiency. its second and third units in a strumental in mitigating power 3478 MW to 4888 MW. EnginEEring Mart ENGINEERING POST 34


ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Pakistan to pay $6Bn fine in RekoDiq Case The Inter¬national Centre for Settle¬ment of company had filed claims for international arbitra- for Settlement of Investment Disputes, asserting Investment Disp¬utes (ICSID), one of the tion before the ICSID in 2012 after the Balochistan breaches of the Bilateral Investment Treaty be- five organisations of the World Bank Group, government rejected a leasing request from the tween Australia (where the TCC is incorporated) has announceda 700-page ruling against company. and Pakistan, and another against the Balochistan Pak¬istan in the RekoDiq case.The ICSID RekoDiq mine is famous because of its vast gold government with the International Chamber of awarded a $4.08bn penalty and $1.87bn in inter- and copper reserves and is believed to have the Commerce, asserting breaches of the CHEJVA. est. The management of the Tethyan Copper Com- world’s fifth largest gold deposit. RekoDiq, which pany (TCC) had claimed $11.43bn in damages. The means sandy peak in the Balochilanguage, is a small town in Chagai district in Balochis¬tan. It is located in a desert area, 70km north-west of Naukundi, close to the border with Iran and Afgha¬nistan. The area is located in the Tethyan belt that stret¬ches all the way from Turkey and Iran into Pakistan. The TCC was of the view that under the Chagai Hills Joint Venture Agreement (CHEJWA) be- tween the company and the Balochistan govern- ment, as well as under the Balochistan Mineral Rules 2002, the TCC Pakistan was legally entitled to the mining lease subject only to ‘routine’ gov- ernment requirements. To protect its legal rights, in November 2011 the TCC commenced international arbitration proceedings at two forums: one against the Pak- istan government with the International Centre 36

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ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Global Innovations Dramatic Explosion of SpaceX leads towards NEW Innovation Aleaky component may have SpaceX and Boeing. It’s doing this secured to the ground and its en- the crew free in the event of a been to blame for the dra- under something called the Com- gines are fired at full thrust. rocket failure. The reaction be- matic explosion of a SpaceX mercial Crew Program.The prelim- SpaceX was checking the vehicle's tween titanium and NTO at high capsule during testing in April. No inary findings of the SpaceX propulsion systems prior to a pressure was not expected. one was hurt in the ground test at analysis suggest that the leaking planned test of in-flight emergency As a result of the explosion, Cape Canaveral but the failure was component allowed a small amount abort system. SpaceX has already taken several a setback in the company's efforts of nitrogen tetroxide (NTO), which A small amount of NTO was actions, including the use of compo- to send astronauts to the Interna- is used as a liquid oxidizer in space- driven at high speed through a he- nents called burst disks instead of tional Space Station. Currently, the craft engines, to enter high pres- lium check valve (one that allows check valves. The burst disks seal US buys seats for its astronauts on sure tubes meant for helium. On 20 gas to flow in just one direction). completely until opened by high the Russian Soyuz rocket. April at Cape Canaveral Air Force The check valve was made of tita- pressure. The company believes NASA is planning to hand over Station, engineers were conducting nium. This happened during ini- this will prevent any liquid propel- the transport of astronauts to and something called a static fire en- tialization of the launch escape lant entering the gaseous pressur- from the ISS to Elon Musk's gine test, where the spacecraft is system - which is designed to blast ization system. 38

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Global Innovations “High Impact Skills Solar Power Industry reaches to highest Boot Camp” Govt to train stratosphere in History 10,000 IT professional he business cli- support rates and in China. However, investors in solar tech- dustry’s business cli- t has been pointed mate index of cheaper competition falling costs also nology, leading to a mate and expansion out in many re- T IGermany’s solar from panel producers boosted the interest of resurgence in the in- figures in the country. ports that most power industry has universities have been reached a new all-time Engineering Post unable to timely up- high in the first half of The Official Media Partners date curriculum or 2019, a survey by na- mobilize resources to tional solar power cope up with rapid de- lobby group BSW mand of certain criti- Solar has revealed. cal new technologies “Revenue and employ- like Cloud Computing, ment figures are on Data Sciences includ- the rise. We expect ing Artificial Intelli- double-digit growth gence. In view of the rates this year,” BSW current situation the Solar head Carsten Federal government Körnig said that tech- has decided to initiate nological innovation a project titled “High and a growing aware- Impact Skills Boot ness of climate action Camp” at the cost of allowed the industry to Rs338.522 million. have a very optimistic This project aims to train and create skilled manpower in these technologies. Under this project the government will train at least 10,000 Information Technol- ogy (IT) professionals in 12 to 15 emerging technologies to resolve the shortage of skilled human resources in these technologies. Ac- cording to scope of the outlook. Körnig said he project, it has im- expected the German government to set mense direct and indi- much higher expan- sion goals for solar rect economic benefits. power soon as the technology was key for A delegation of dis- reaching the country’s emissions reduction tinguished and suc- targets and had almost reached financial inde- cessful entrepreneurs pendence from state. When installing new from Silicon Valley power production ca- pacities, solar power was invited by Presi- almost can no longer be beaten in terms of dent Dr Arif AIvi some acceptance, expansion speed and cost-benefit- time back to ask for ratio. According to the BSW Solar, one in two suggestionsand con- house owners in Ger- many considers in- crete recommenda- stalling solar panels on their roof and one tions for scaling up in four thinks about setting up their own e- government’s efforts car filling station. After a boom period in to uplift knowledge in the early 2000s, Ger- many’s solar power in- the country. Benefits dustry experienced a severe setback after of such skills develop- 2010 due to falling ment will result in ex- port of high value services required by demanding markets like USA. It is mentioned in the PC-I that three universities in Karachi will under- take the pilot project in which first batch of 200 students would be trained while similar batches will be rolled out in Lahore, Islam- abad and other cities after this pilot project. 39

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Engineering Post The Official Media Partners UET Lahore organised Workshop on water management The Centre of Excellence in Water Re- sources Engineering (CEWRE) University of Engineering and Technology (UET) La- hore organized a two-day workshop on “GIS Ap- plication and Spatial Data Analysis for Water tion to GIS Data Standardization, Multi-Crite- NDSI, etc.), Satellite images classification and Management”. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore ria Analysis, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) change analysis. Prof Dr Syed MansoorSarwar participated as Technique, Introduction to Google Earth Engine Dr GhulamNabi from CEWRE UET, Dr Ham- Chief Guest at the ceremony. and datasets, Basic JavaScript syntax and madGillani from The Institute of Space Tech- The main objective of this workshop was to earth engine code platform and editor, Satellite nology Islamabad and Muhammad AsifJaved shed light on GIS and Remote Sensing applica- image visualization and metadata, Mathemati- from Punjab University were the resource per- tion in water resources management, Introduc- cal operations and spectral indices (NDWI, sons. 40

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Thar power plant starts commercial operation to construct two 330MW power plants have also declared its Commercial Operations Date (COD) as July 9, 2019. The EPTL plant demonstrated the proof of concept earlier by synchronising both the power units in March and April, respectively. The company has since been involved in exten- sive testing of both the power units and has successfully completed all relevant inspections and commissioning of EngroPowergen- test operation, now On the other hand, the plant thereby Thar (Private) both the mining and EPTL that was tasked achieving COD. Limited (EPTL) the power projects have and Sindh Engro Coal announced commercial Mining Company operation with effect (SECMC) successfully from July 9, 2019. declared the Commer- SECMC successfully cial Operations Date unearthed the first (COD) of the first phase layer of coal in June of the Thar coal project. 2018 and has also com- The project is joint ven- pleted the 60-day test- ture of the EPTL, a ma- ing period of steady jority-owned company state production of on- of Engro Energy and specification coal. This SECMC, Sindh govern- culminated the first ment and other corpo- phase of the mining rate partners. After project. 41

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 More than 10 thousand Schools in Punjab to have Solar Energy The Punjab Chief Minister Sar- target by December this year. The dar Usman Buzdar has di- people living in the remote areas of rected the concerned Rajanpur, Cholistan, Thal and DG authorities to hasten the process of Khan will be provided the facility of providing electricity to the schools of solar energy and the government south Punjab. In a meeting which the would adopt the off-grid solution to CM chaired it was decided that the provide electricity to such remote vil- far flung and off grid areas of Punjab lages. He also directed the energy de- will be provided with solar panels. In partment to provide a feasibility this way 10800 schools will be electri- report in this regard. The CM was in- fied. formed that three thousand schools CM directed to complete the said have been transferred to solar energy. Energy Think Tank organises event to promote renewable energy Energy Think Tank (ETT) or- Hong Chang GM, Zonergy Energy ganised a day long workshop Co Ltd, Nauman Ahmed LUMS, in Lahore to promote alterna- ImtiazBaloch with his legal team, tive and renewable energy projects Senior Manager PPIB Faisal in the country. During the workshop Sharif, legal and senior officials of different aspects of renewable en- Punjab Power Development Board ergy were discussed including issues (PPDB), NTDC, MujahidPer- confronting the current energy mix vaizChatha CEO of LESCO, and ways to enhance the share of al- MEPCO, Dr NaveedArshad of ternative renewable energy versus LUMS , Prof Dr M Noor of GCU, the fossils fuel energy. This was 3rd Prof Saqib of UET Lahore, Punjab inter-provincial conference of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Au- forum to exchange ideas and propose thority (PEECA), FouzanWaheed recommendations for resolving is- from Vestas, Siemens, investors, sues of the energy sector. Shaikh Mohammed Ali, Rana M The conference among others Amjad, Ibrahim Shah, Gul Hassan was attended by DG NEPRA, Dr Bhutto and M NaeemQureshi rep- NaveedArshad Director LUMS, Xu resented ETT. 42

ENGINEERING POST August-2019 Hyundai to commence production by December 2019 Korean Ambassador to Pak- in the country. istan Kwak Sung-Kyuwhile He was talking to the media after talking to the media said attending a reception arranged by that South Korea has established Chairman Pak Korea Friendship a u t o m o - Parliamentary Association MNA b i l e Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh. pro- The reception was organised in honour of members of Korean Par- liament and other dignitaries visiting Pakistan. Former chairman Senate WasimSaj- jad, Pakistani members of Parliament and heads of Ko- rean companies working in Pakistan also attended the duction reception. unit in Pakistan which would com- Qaiser A Sheikh said Pakistan mence production of motor vehicles would reap benefits from the Ko- under the brand name of Hyundai rean investment and transfer of till December this year. He further technology as Korea has made said that motorways and roads tremendous progress in the last 26 would soon observe Korean vehicles years. NPHS initiated in Islamabad Naya Pakistan Housing cost housing program for the low- Scheme (NPHS) has been income people of Islamabad. inaugurated in Islamabad. It is being said that NPHS is a Prime Minister Imran Khan laid joint venture between govt. and the foundation of NPHS in Zone 4 Bahria town as the location of the Islamabad. He made a speech at site is same as that of Bahria Hills the inaugural ceremony and de- (Previously Bahria enclave 2) near scribed some features of this low Angoori road. 43

Pakistan to add 7,730 MW to national grid through renewable energy The Senate Standing Committee on ator Agha Shahzaib Durrani in the chair. Although these figures look a bit opti- Planning, Development and Reforms The committee was told that the renewable mistic, still we need to concentrate more and met at the Parliament house with Sen- energy projects to be completed in near fu- more on alternate energy sources. ture include 19 projects of a total of 531MW electricity, 22 projects of a total of 1199.3MW and 104 projects of over 6,000 MW. All these projects will generate electricity through renewable energy sources like wind and solar energy. Currently there are 24 wind projects operational in Pakistan, lo- cated in Thatha and Gharo areas of Sindh. Pakistan is working to find more potential wind corridors. Some areas in Balochistan have a very high potential of wind power generation but are not connected to the grid. 15 more projects are under development and there are also projects for Balochistan as surveys have been conducted in the last three years. As many as 6 solar power proj- ects and 8 biomass projects are also func- tional at present. The members of the committee observed that renewable energy resources have be- come common in other countries and Pak- istan is lagging behind in having an efficient energy mix which should have had 25% share of renewable energy by now.

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