Siemens will provide a power island to Punjab Power Plant, which will be built in Jhang, and is scheduled to supply power to the grid by December 2018, said a statement released Monday.
Running on liquefied natural gas, the combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will increase power generation capacity in Pakistan by approximately 1.3 gigawatts.
Through the use of highly-efficient gas turbines, the plant will boost power generation capacity and supply power to the grid in simple cycle operation by December 2018, and in combined cycle mode by November 2019.
Siemens will supply a power island solution, comprising of two SGT5-8000H Gas Turbines, an SST-5000 Steam Turbine, two heat recovery steam generators, control systems and related auxiliaries to the plant.
The deal between China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and government-owned Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt) Ltd (PTPL), is valued at around EUR200 million for the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, Siemens.
It also marks the first time Siemens’ highly-efficient H-Class gas turbines will be installed in Pakistan.