ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Ole Thonke has said that a Danish energy company working in Rajanpur district would add 250 megawatt wind electricity to the national grid before 2018.

“A Danish company working in Punjab on a 1000 MW wind power project will be able to produce 250 MW electricity before 2018,” he said while addressing a seminar titled, ‘Efficient Power Generation’.

The seminar was organised by the Ramboll A/S Denmark, a leading global industry leader, and Elan International in collaboration with the Danish embassy here.

The envoy said the renewable energy was an inexpensive source of power generation and his country would extend all possible support to Pakistan to enable to meet its electricity demands. “Through private sector engagement, the government of Denmark is facilitating Pakistan not only in energy production but also in policy reforms, safety enhancements and load and grid management,” the envoy added.

“Danish and Pakistani companies can forge partnerships in variety of sectors to benefit from each other’s competence,” he said. Assar Qureshi, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Danish Embassy, said that Denmark was eager to further strengthen and enhance bilateral trade ties with Pakistan as the current level of bilateral trade, though steadily increasing, had much more potential to grow. He appreciated the visit of the Ramboll delegation together with its local partners, Elan, which was led by Muhammad Ziauddin, and said it would help in developing and diversifying the energy sector in Pakistan.

Ramboll’s Global Division Director Mogens Skov said, “With many decades of experience in planning, design and implementation of sustainable, efficient and reliable energy solutions worldwide, Ramboll is in a great position to present a full spectrum of technologies and comprehensive solutions for the Pakistani market, particularly in the energy sector.”