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12MW Grid Energized to Facilitate Getz Pharma’s New Plant

Getz Pharma has inaugurated a 12-megawatt grid along with a dedicated 132kV distribution system for its new manufacturing facility in Korangi industrial area. The ceremony was attended by Khalid Mahmood, Managing Director & CEO Getz Pharma and Moonis Alvi, CEO, KE along with their respective teams.

Speaking at the ceremony, Khalid Mahmood, said, “This grid station was necessary to fulfill the load requirements of the company’s new plant Astola, which is the largest pharmaceutical plant in Pakistan, designed to obtain World Health Organization (WHO) accreditation and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. It will go a long way in enabling Getz Pharma to retain its status as Pakistan’s largest pharmaceutical exporter and lead the way in innovation and excellence. Development work on the grid station was carried out round the clock in close coordination with KE, which provided technical expertise and facilitation to ensure completion of the project as per industry standards.”

Getz Pharma is Pakistan’s only company to be accredited by World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. It has won the top exporter award in pharmaceutical industry from Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for 14 consecutive years. It is present in 25 countries and has plans to expand well beyond that soon. Named after a protected island off the Makran coast, and built on more than 12 acres, the company’s new Astola facility is a key part of those expansion plans. Besides being built to obtain various international quality certifications, it also incorporates a number of environmental features such as a solar power setup, effluent and reverse osmosis (RO) plants that will recycle up to 80% of water, and will reduce almost 3,000 tons of carbon emissions per annum.