NTDC Promotes one GM to Deputy Managing Director and 8 Chief Engineers to General Managers


NTDC HEADQUARTERS, WAPDA HOUSE, LAHORE, 23 May 2017: National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC) is in a transition of corporate entity and going through the restructuring phase. For the purpose, Board of Directors NTDC has given approval for creation/re-designation of various posts including Deputy Managing Director and General Managers. The Board of Directors has promoted GM (Grid System Construction) Mr. Wajahat Saeed Rana as Deputy Managing Director (Asset Development & Management)


Whereas in the better interest of the company, 8 Chief Engineers have also been promoted to the posts of General Managers. In pursuance of recommendations of NTDC promotion board, Chief Engineer (Grid System Operations) Hyderabad Mr. Taj Muhammad Somro promoted as General Manager (Asset Management) South.


Chief Engineer (Grid System Operations) Raja Liaqat Ali promoted as General Manager (Asset Management) North.


Chief Engineer Mr. Ghulam Murtaza promoted as General Manager and placed at the disposal of CEO CPPA-G.


Chief Engineer (Coordination & Monitoring) Mr. Nasir Usman promoted as General Manager (Design and Engineering).


Chief Engineer Mr. Maqsood Ahmed Qureshi promoted as General Manager (Power System Planning).


Chief Engineer (Design & Standards) Mr. Bashir Ahmed Bhatti promoted as General Manager (Performance Assessment).


Chief Engineer (Dasu Transmission Line) Muhammad Afzal Khan promoted as General Manager (Project Delivery) North and Chief Engineer (Extra High Voltage-II) Mr. Muhammad Ishaq promoted as General Manager (Project Delivery) South.




Cyclone caused damage to 16 Tower of 500 kV Transmissions Line in Sindh, Continuity of power supply was not affected – NTDC Spokesman

NTDC HEADQUARTERS, WAPDA HOUSE, LAHORE, 22 May 2017:  The spokesman of National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC) has said that due to heavy cyclone on May 21st at 17:45 Hrs, 7 towers each of 500 kV Dadu- Guddu transmission line and of 500 kV Dadu-Shikarpur transmission line were collapsed besides two towers of Dadu-Jamshoro transmission line (circuit 2).

The spokesman informed that despite of such a big disaster, continuity of power supply was not effected as the protection system of NTDC being the most reliable one, ensured not only un-interrupted power supply but also saved power system equipments, hence no damage of any kind of equipment occurred.

Upon the instructions of Managing Director NTDC, GM GSO immediately rushed to the sites and is personally monitoring the restoration activities and reporting all activities to the top management of NTDC. As the material was already arranged and different gangs have been deployed who are working round the clock.

The spokesman ensured that collapsed towers will be replaced in minimum possible time. It is further added that North of Guddu area is being supplied by many power plants including Tarbela and Mangla whereas South is being supplied through Hubco and Jamshoro power plants.


NTDC inducts 127 Junior Engineers - NTDC has to Connect Power Plants to Double the Generation Capacity Within Six Years – MD NTDC Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry

NTDC HEADQUARTERS, WAPDA HOUSE, LAHORE, 16 May 2017:  National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) has inducted 127 junior engineers (electrical /electronics) selected purely on merit through transparent process. 6111 candidates had applied for the positions of junior engineers and finally 127 young engineers have been succeeded to start their career in NTDC. The aim of induction of junior engineers is to cop up with man power shortage and to expedite the projects of NTDC to mitigate the power crisis of the country. In this regard, an orientation session for the newly inducted junior engineers was arranged here at WAPDA House Lahore, today.

During his welcome address, Managing Director NTDC Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry congratulated the young engineers and said that NTDC has selected the brains of the nation since they have to meet the emerging and daunting challenges of power sector, hence huge responsibility lies on your shoulders now. While comparing the existing power sector, he said that about 20,000 MW available capacity was added during last 69 years whereas NTDC has to build a huge infrastructure to cater for additional 20,000 MW of power up to 2023-24, meaning by raising of another power sector. He committed that NTDC is all set to deliver its best.

Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry urges the young engineers to have sense of ownership and company should be taken as home and worship place and every task assigned should be met judiciously. NTDC transmission network has spread throughout the country and it is the prime responsibility of every employee to protect the assets of the company. He said that NTDC is under transformation phase to make it corporate entity, employees have to identify their roles and should have business minded approach. He advised the engineers to have driving passion, mutual respect, leadership skills, use of resources and ability to work hard with honesty. He also shared the company`s core values and said that the NTDC is striving for reliable grid which will ultimately drive the country towards growth in terms of economy and development. He also advised the young engineers to adhere to the Islamic norms, ethics and to avoid immoral activities and Sifarish culture. NTDC will formulate commitment based policy for its employees and will reward them for their good work.

Dy Managing Director Mr. Wajahat Saeed Rana, GM GSO Raja Liaquat Ali, GM NPCC Mr Ilyas Ahmed, GM Planning Mr. Maqsood Ahmad Qureshi, DG HR Mr Muhammad Ghulzar Sheikh, Addl. CE Design Mr. Liaquat Ali, Chief Engineer System Protection Mr.Muhammad Naeem Hassan also gave briefings and updated about their respective departments.

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Minister of State for Water & Power Abid Sher Ali Inaugurates 220 kV Grid Station Chishtian

Lahore/Chistain, 28 Feb 2017 : Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali and  Member National Assembly Chaudhry Tahir Bashir Cheema  inaugurated the 220 kV grid station today at Chishtian near Bahawalnagar today.

Speaking on the occasion, Ch. Abid Sher Ali said that the government is committed to eliminate load shedding from the country. Power projects of over 10,000 MW capacity are being completed on fast track. 220 kV grid station Chishtian alongwith 88 km transmission line has been constructed by National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd. (NTDC) with the cost of Rs. 2633 million. He appreciated the NTDC Management, engineers and staff for timely completion of the project and said that the grid station will end forced load shedding, improve voltage level and minimize trippings which was being faced due to overloading of the system. Resultantly, power supply for the people of Chishtian, Bahawalnagar, Hasilpur, Noor Sar, Haroonabad, Dhahranwala and Fortabbas will be improved in urban and rural.

Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali siad that Ministry of Water and Power, NTDC and DISCOs have overcome 90 percent system constraints and maximum relief will be provided to consumers during the holy month of Ramdhan. He announced that there will be no load shedding across the country on the day of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match being held at Lahore. He also assured the locals for creation of new subdivisions in MEPCO offices to ease their problems related to electricity.

While giving the details of NTDC projects, General Manager GSC NTDC Mr. Wajahat Saeed Rana said that 220 kV grid station Chishtian will provide power to six 132 kV grid stations of MEPCO for subsequent distribution to feeders. He said that NTDC is completing its projects on war footing to connect 50 power plants with national grid. Presently, 37 projects of grid stations and transmission lines are under different stages of completion. NTDC has recently connected 1320 MW coal fired power plant and 1230 MW RLNG Bhikki Power Plant. Whereas transmission line for 230 MW Haveli Bahadur Shah will be connected soon since its transmission line has already been completed. 90 percent construction work of 500 kV Neelum Jhelum Transmission Line has also been completed. To evacuate power from under construction power plants with 4000 MW capacity, the  work on 660 kV HVDC transmission line from Matiari to Lahore will be started soon. He said in the jurisdiction of  its projects, NTDC will help deserving and poor students for their education under its CSR initiatives.

GM GSC Wajahat Saeed Rana further said that NTDC has been given task to construct huge infrastructure of the network and NTDC management, engineers and staff are fully committed to complete these project well before time so that the menace of load shedding can be eliminated in the line commitment made by the govt of Pakistan. MNAs, MPAs, reps of local govt, CEO MEPCO and NTDC officers were also present on the occasion.



NTDC Connects 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant with National Grid

NTDC HEADQUARTERS, WAPDA HOUSE, LAHORE, 27 Jan 2017:  National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC) has connected 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant  with national grid through a 500 kV transmission line under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. Construction work of the 5 km long transmission line was completed in November 2016 ahead of its deadline. First unit of Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant is expected to start 660 MW power generation in  May 2017 whereas power plant will be fully operational with 1320 MW in June 2017. The power will be evacuated through 500 kV grid station Yousafwala and 500 kV Grid Station Lahore.


The spokesman has said that 500 kV transmission line Yousafwala- Lahore was closed for a week (20 to 27 Jan 2017) to connect the newly-built 1,320MW Sahiwal Coal Power plant with the national grid. Resultantly, load management was carried out in LESCO, GEPCO and FESCO areas. However, the consumer were provided power through alternative sources. After restoration of the transmission line, the forced load shedding has been ended in aforementioned areas. The addition of 1320 MW before summers will be a great relief for the people of Pakistan.



Financial Close - NTDC Secures Funds of Rs 18 Billion for 250 km 500 kV Engro Thar-Matiari Transmission Line

NTDC HEADQUARTERS, WAPDA HOUSE, LAHORE, 13 Jan 2017 :  National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) has been entrusted by the Government of Pakistan to improve and enhance the existing Electricity and Power Transmission and Desptach network.

In this regard, one of the projects NTDC had to undertake was the development and construction of 250 Kilometer-long 500kV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Engro Thar to Matiari, Hyderabad Switching Station and the construction of Two Line Bays/Shunt Reactor at Matiari Switching Station. This transmission line is of great significance to the country as it will evacuate around 1,200 MW of electricity from the region of Thar where power projects are being set up to utilize indigenous coal as the primary fuel. The total cost of this project being undertaken by NTDC is PKR 22.3 billion.

For this project, NTDC had solicited debt arrangement offers from various Financial Institutions for an amount of PKR 18 Billion along with Letter of Credit Facility of over PKR 15 billion for building transmission network. The consortium of Askari Bank Limited, Faysal Bank Limited and Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL is also the Sharia Advisor) won the Mandate in December 2015 after a competitive bidding process. The transaction is a combination of Islamic and Conventional mode of financing wherein PKR 6.5 Billion have been arranged in the Conventional Mode whereas PKR 11.5 Billion have been arranged in the Shariah Compliant Mode. These transaction has a door-to-door tenor of 15 years.

To mark the financial close of the transaction, a signing ceremony was hosted by Askari Bank Limited in Karachi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry, Managing Director NTDC was the chief guest on the occasion. The Banks were represented by Syed Majeedullah Husaini, President & CEO Askari Bank Limited, Mr. Nauman Ansari, President & CEO Faysal Bank Limited, Mr. Zubair Haider Shaikh Group Head Corporate, and Investment Banking Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited along with members of their respective teams.


Mr. Wajahat Saeed Rana, GM (GSC) NTDC, Mr. Hammad Ahmed, Finance Director NTDC, Shaikh Waseem Saadat, Additional GM Finance NTDC and Mr. Mohammad Masood Anjum, Deputy Manager Finance NTDC were also present on the occasion.  ###

NTDC- Committed to Meet the Mammoth Tasks , Article by MD NTDC Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry & Advertisement on NTDC Projects published in Daily Business Recorder on 28 Dec 2016