Siemens to Supply Gas Turbines for Pakistan CCGT
Siemens along with partner Harbin Electric International, signed an agreement with Pakistan’s K-Electric to build a 900-MW combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex in Karachi, it said October 24.
K-Electric’s total investment for the project, known as Bin Qasim Power Station 3 (BQPS-III), is $650mn. Work is expected to begin by the end of 2019 and will be completed in 24 months, Siemens said.
Siemens will provide two Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and condensers. These will be the first Siemens turbines to be added to K-Electric’s power generation fleet.
“The 900 MW BQPS-III is essential in meeting Karachi's future energy demands,” said Moonis Alvi, CEO, K-Electric. “The aim is to commission the project in the fastest possible time, and we are confident that with the right facilitation from all quarters, power from the plant may be added to our supply as soon as summer of 2021. An investment of the size and magnitude of BQPS-III is a testament to KE’s commitment to improving the reliability of power supply for its customers.”