Largest ever power generation contract in Pakistan was won by Siemens. High-ranking government officials attended the signing ceremony.
Siemens will supply an entire power island solution for a new power plant in the contract. Punjab Power Plant Jhang will be built in Jhang, 250km south-west of Lahore.
Siemens’ highly-efficient H-Class gas turbines will be installed in Pakistan for the first in a valued deal of EUR200 million. Punjab Power Plant Jhang will add1.3 gigawatts to the national grid.
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, has attended the ceremony for signing between China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and government-owned Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt) Ltd (PTPL). Siemens will offer power island to CMEC, EPC contractor of the project.
“We are honored to contribute to sustainable and unswerving power generation for development of Punjab and Pakistani people.
Our highly-efficient technology will be helpful to meet power needs of country in targeted timeframe of local government,” said Jean-Claude Nasr, Senior Executive Vice President of Siemens Power Generation Division, Middle East, and North Africa.
Punjab Power Plant Jhang will be built as a combined cycle power plant (CCPP). Power island solution including two SGT5-8000H Gas Turbines, an SST-5000 Steam Turbine, two heat recovery steam generators, Siemens will supply control systems and related auxiliaries. Siemens will also handle engineering, project management, and associated site services. The plant is scheduled to supply power in simple cycle operation by December 2018, and in combined cycle mode by November 2019.
Siemens’ SGT-8000H is largest and most advanced gas turbine in commercial operation, with low operating and lifecycle costs. Siemens sold more than 80 H-Class gas turbines worldwide, with 47 in commercial operation. The fleet of Siemens H-class gas turbines reached about 500,000 fired hours.
“Siemens has a key role in infrastructure projects of country, since opening 1922 with first office in Lahore till day in Pakistan. We are willing to continue development towards sustainable power generation and building an energy infrastructure to meet growing needs of its population,” said Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in Pakistan.