K-Electric given another date for completion of 450MW BQ

K-Electric has given yet another new date for the completion of its much-awaited 450 megawatt unit of Bin Qasim Power Station-III. The 450mw unit of KE’s flagship 900MW RLNG-based BQPS-III project is at final stage, and the necessary tuning and trials are being conducted by the engineers on a regular basis.  As per the officials, the plant is expected to come online ‘with optimum generation capacity’ by the end of May, 2022. The plant is currently operational on a trial basis, and has touched 298mw of power generation on May 12, 2022. Up until this date, it is the highest generation in a single day since KE had completed the ‘first firing’ of the unit and synchronized the same with its network on 16 March 2022. As German engineers are conducting tuning of the machine for the last two months and according to international standards, this process takes at least two and a half months. As K-Electric and Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) have already entered into a Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) for the supply of 150 mmcfd RLNG for the 900MW BQPS-III plant, which is another milestone to be covered. Director Communication KE, Imran Rana said this 450mw unit is crucial to secure the growing energy needs of Karachi which is the economic and commercial hub of Pakistan. As the city’s demand goes up, KE begins carrying out extended load shedding in the city. The power-hit consumers take to roads and streets to protest against the company for the power outages.