The project of 500 and 220 kV power transmission lines of Shikarpour Pakistan, including a 220 kV line with a length of 51 km and two 500 kV lines with a length of 85 km, was constructed to expand Pakistan’s electricity network with the aim of connecting existing substations with the new 500 kV Shikarpour substation. It was financed in the form of a financing agreement by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and SUNIR Company was awarded the contract for construction of this project in the form of EPC project, including engineering services, equipment supply and installation in 2013 with a Pakistani employer.
This project is consider as one of the national sensitive projects for the country and the government of Pakistan, and therefore it was implemented in the political atmosphere, under watch of the political groups and the government of Pakistan. On the other hand, the environment and geographical conditions of the site (rain and flooding of the lands and swamping of the route during 6 months of the year) as well as the pressure of the government and the employer to electrify the lines before the start of the heating season make this project one of the most difficult projects for SUNIR .
During its construction, the project team and the company’s management focused all their efforts on providing equipment on time and also implementing it according to the project plan using reputable Iranian