Pakistan’s Ministry of Water & Power and Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has invited international competitive bidding for contractors to set up a total of 1,300 MW of capacity. The plants are estimated to collectively cost around $1.5 billion. The first 450 MW gas-fired plant is to be built at Faisalabad and will use about 100 mmcf/d gas. The second plant will generate 500 MW and is to be constructed at Uch, in Balochistan. The third plant will generate 350 MW and is to be built near Lahore. The tenders make the second biggest investment in private power plants after Hub Power Company Limited (Hubco).