Spanning approximately 886 kilometres, with a transmission capacity of 4,000 MW, the Project received a total of approximately USD 1.658 billion of initial investment. It is Pakistan's first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, as well as the first BOOT (build-own-operate-transfer) transmission project developed by a foreign investor, with a 25-year operation period.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been deeply involved in the Project since May 2015. Acting as the lead counsel, KWM coordinated overseas lawyers to provide comprehensive services across the jurisdictions of the Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Pakistan. Our services cover cross-border investment, financing, engineering and construction, company incorporation, claim and counter-claim, and electricity tariff application. In recognition of KWM's performance and contribution, CET sent a thank-you letter along with medals to KWM lawyers.
The project team was led by partners Tian Wenjing, Liu Zhigang, Lv Yinghao, and Liu Zhizhi, supported by counsel Du Rui, associates Yang Chengfei and Zhang Chen.
"We are honoured to receive the thank-you letter and medal from the client!", said Ms. Tian, "This is recognition of not only the project team's work but also KWM's brand and comprehensive strength. The Project is especially meaningful in that it shows client's long-term trust in us for such key power and energy project between the two countries with large-scale investments. We not only provided one-stop services prior to the financial close, but also extended our services to the project construction and operation stages. For us, it is a meaningful attempt to provide full process and one-stop services for overseas 'investment, construction and operation' projects."