SEPCOIII and GE Power (NYSE: GE) successfully completed a Reliability Run Test (RRT) at the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant in Jhang, Pakistan. The RRT is a critical milestone towards the completion of the plant, which is being developed by the Government of Pakistan through the National Power Parks Management Company Limited (NPPMCL). The project is among the largest gas-fired combined cycle plants in the country, expected to add up to 1,230 megawatts (MW) to Pakistan’s national grid – the equivalent power needed to meet the electricity needs of up to 2.5 million Pakistani homes.
SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd (SEPCOIII) is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, responsible for setting up the power plant. SEPCOIII is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China with a professional engineering enterprise in the electric power sector and includes EPCO, EPC, BOT, BOO and PMC. Founded in 1985, SEPCOIII has aggregated installed capacity of 86,000 MW and was ranked 58th in the Top 250 International Contractor of ENGR (Engineering News Record) in 2014. At present, its customer base has spread across 18 countries through 46 turn-key projects including India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Myanmar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Indonesia and Singapore etc.
GE is providing two of its advanced H-class heavy-duty gas turbines, one steam turbine and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) for the plant. “We are committed to meeting the growing demand for power in Pakistan to drive industrial growth, economic progress and the welfare of our people,” said Rashid Mahmood Langrial, CEO of NPPMCL. “I am pleased to note that working together with SEPCOIII and GE, we are setting up the Haveli Bahadur Shah project maintaining the highest standards of quality and excellence. The facility will soon help to meet up to 20 percent of the energy shortfall in the country.”
Wang Zengxu, Project Director of HBS 1230 MW RLNG Combined Cycle Power Plant Project from SEPCOIII said, “Almost as large as 65 football fields, more than 10 million-man hours and staff from over 35 countries came together to set up the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant. .”
“As a committed partner in Pakistan’s progress and development, we understand how critical it is to bring the latest technologies to meet the country’s rising energy needs. GE’s HA gas turbines have helped set a world record for combined cycle power plant efficiency in France and we are proud to help set a new industry benchmark in Pakistan by bringing efficient, affordable, reliable and sustainable power to the country,” said Mohammad Ali, President and CEO of GE’s Gas Power Systems – Projects Business in the Middle East, Pakistan and India.
GE’s HA technology has undergone full-speed, full-load validation tests at GE’s Greenville.