CCGT Plants in Pakistan - Punjab
Location: Punjab
Operator: Orient Power Co
Configuration: 210-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: AEE
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: Skoda, Albario, Habib Rafiq
Quick facts: In Feb 2004, Orient Power Co Ltd (OPCL) received the first Letter of Interest (LOI) under the 2002 Private Power Policy in Pakistan and was later commissioned to build a CCGT plant just outside the city of Lahore. In early 2006, Oman Oil Co acquired a 49% stake in OPCL. Later Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH acquired 24.9% with original developer Nadeem Babar retaining 26.1%. Two 225-MW blocks are planned. The first phase reached financial close in Oct 2006. Power is sold to National Transmission and Dispatch Co Ltd under a 30yr PPA. Gas is from Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd under a long-term agreement. HSD can also be used and this is procured from Shell Pakistan under a 10yr contract.

Photograph courtesy of Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Ltd
Posted 23 Jan 2010

Bhikki RLNG
Location: Punjab
Operator: Quaid-E-Azam Thermal Power Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 1,180-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9HA.01 gas turbines
Fuel: LNG, diesel oil
Operation: 2017-2018
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Harbin
Quick facts: In Feb 2015, the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) decided to establish separate, 1,200-MW state-owned CCGT plants using RLNG at Bhikki in Sheikhupura district, Balloki in Kasur district, and Haveli Bahadur Shah in Jhang distict, all in Punjab. In In Sep 2015, Harbin Electric International Co Ltd was awarded a $539.26mn EPC contract for this CCGT by project developer Quaid-E-Azam TPP, owned by the Government of Punjab. In Oct 2015, GE announced the GT order and also secured an LTSA for the GTs. Trial generation began essentially to schedule in Nov 2016 and the GT's wenet comercial in simple-sycle in Apr 2017.

Photograph courtesy of Government of Punjab
Posted 19 Apr 2017

Halmore Power
Location: Punjab
Operator: Halmore Power Generation Co (Pvt) Ltd
Configuration: 225-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001FA+ gas turbines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Descon
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: Skodaexport, Descon
Quick facts: In Dec 2004, Halmore Power Generation Co retained Enerpro (Private) Ltd as owner’s engineer for this power project at Bhikki, Sheikhupura District, Punjab. Halmore Power is owned by a London-based Pakistani businessman and real estate developer. In Sep 2005, the PPIB approved a LOI for the Bhikki project and an initial IP was signed in Dec 2006 after a draft PPA was signed with NTDC. In April 2007, Halmore Power mandated HSBC, Czech Export Bank, and Askari Bank to arrange a $150mn debt package for the plant and the formal IA was agreed in Nov 2007. Halmore Power secured a gas supply agreement with Sui Northern Gas Co and an EPC contract with Skodaexport from the Czech Republic. Financing closed in Apr 2008 and the $168mn plant commissioned in Jun 2011, about 2½yrs past the original date.

Photograph courtesy of Private Power & Infrastructure Board
Posted 4 Nov 2016

Location: Punjab
Operator: Fauji Kabirwala Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 157-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W251B11 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: WH, Brush
EPC: NEPCO, China Machine Building International Corp
Quick facts: The Fauji Foundation manages the Pakistani Army's pension fund and was the original developer of this plant in Punjab. It maintains a 45% ownership stake. In Apr 1996, the Asian Development Bank approved loans and a 12.5% equity investment in the plant. Fuel is local low-BTU gas supplied by Oil & Gs Development Corp. In Dec 1996, El Paso Energy Corp purchased a 42% stake which it sold on to Globeleq in Jul 2006. This was sold on to Pendekar Energy. Kabirwala went commercial on 21 Oct 1999 and has a 30yr PPA with WAPDA.

Photograph courtesy of Private Power & Infrastructure Board
Posted 19 Jul 2006

Kot Addu
Location: Punjab
Operator: Kot Addu Power Co
Configuration: 492-MW, 4+1 CCGT with TG50 and V94.2 gas turbines, 608-MW 4+2 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines, 344-MW 2+1 block with V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1987-1996
Fuel: natural gas, HFO, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Fiat, Siemens, GE, Ansaldo, Alstom
EPC: Lahmeyer, Ansaldo, Siemens, Descon Engineering
Quick facts: This is the largest IPP in Pakistan and was installed by WAPDA in five phases between 1985 aand 1996. Bids for an interest in Kot Addu were invited in late 1994 and ultimately, a 36% share was purchased by National Power plc (GDF SUEZ) in Jun 1996 for $215mn, about 20% more than the second bidder. Plant production in 2012 was 6 TWh. KAPCO is owned by WAPDA (40.25%) with thre remaining shares listed.

Photograph by Muhammad Safdar (Panoramio)
Posted 9 Feb 2014

Location: Punjab
Operator: Northern Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 435-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: CMI, Wuxi Boiler
T/G supplier: GE, Dongfang
EPC: Dongfang, Nespak, Hubei No 2 Thermal Power Constr Co
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, WAPDA submitted PC-1 documentation for a $329mn, gas-fired 450-MW power station at Nandipur, Gujranwala Dist. The plan was subsequently updated with new pricing and an option to using furnace oil as the primary with gas backup. The scheme received ECNEC approval in May 2007 and, in Jan 2008, WAPDA and Dongfang Electric signed a contract for a $329mn plant, the first large-scale TPP contracted by WAPDA in 17yrs. It was financed by BNP Paribas and Bank of Punjab, and connects to the grid by a double-circuit, 132KV transmission line. The project was suspended for about 3yrs and finally went to full load in July 2015, about 5yrs past the initial schedule. The estimated cost was Rs 58,416mn.

Photograph courtesy of Mian Shehbaz Sharif (Facebook)
Posted 11 Jul 2015

Location: Punjab
Operator: Rousch (Pakistan) Power Ltd
Configuration: 432-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, residual  oil
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: Rousch was the ninth private plant to be approved under Pakistan's Mar 1994 private power framework. The $560mn plant is at Sidhnai Barrage took 39mos to build. The development consortium included Rousch Group (66.3%), Siemens Power Ventures (26.4%) and ESB International (7.3%). At present, just under 60% of the plant equity is held by a subsidiary of Altern Energy. Construction started in Jul 1996 and the plant was completed in mid-Dec 1999. K&M Engineering and Lahmeyer provided engineering and other support. The World Bank and the Japan Export-Import Bank took central roles in the financing arrangements. Rousch  was built to burn residual oil but was converted to firing local natural gas in 2004. It has a 30yr PPA with WAPDA and is connected to the 500kV grid. The initial operating company was ESBI. Altern Energy Ltd now owns 59.98% of the project shares.

Photograph courtesy of Rousch (Pakistan) Power Ltd
Re-posted 19 Oct 2016

Location: Punjab
Operator: Saif Power Ltd
Configuration: 229-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas,oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, Guangdong Yuantian Engineering Co, Hubei No 2 Thermal Power Construction Co
Quick facts: In July 2005, Saif Group received an LOI for this CCGT project on the eastern side of Sahiwal City, 150km south of Lahore. By Oct 2005, land purchases were complete and site prep was underway. In Dec 2005, a 10yr natural gas supply with Sui Northern Gas was agreed and in Feb 2006, the feasibility study was approved by the PPIB. In Jun 2006 , NEPRA granted the generation licence and, in Jul 2006, approved a 30yr levelized tariff of $59.77/MWh for the Sahiwal project on gas and $136.50/MWh on diesel oil. In May 2006, the O&M contract was tendered and in April 2007, Saif Power signed a PPA with NTDC. The gas turbines were sourced through CMEC.The project went commercial on 27 Apr 2010 and includes a 132kv switchyard

Photograph courtesy of Private Power & Infrastrucrue Board
Posted 25 Aug 2012

Sapphire Electric
Location: Punjab
Operator: Sapphire Electric Co Ltd
Configuration: 234-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: AEE
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: Skoda, Habib Rafiq
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, Sapphire Electric Co Ltd signed EPC agreements with Skodaexport and AEPL for a 234-MW IPP at Muridke, Sheikhupura district. Financial close was in Jun 2007 and the plant commissioned in Oct 2010. GE also has an 18yr O&M agreement with Sapphire. In July 2006, NEPRA approved 30yr levelized tariffs of $59.80/MWh for the Muridke project when firing gas and $136.64 when firing oil.

Photograph courtesy of Private Power & Infrastructure Board
Posted 4 Nov 2016


Sheikhupura Rental
Location: Punjab
Operator: GE Energy Rentals
Configuration: 7 X 21-MW TM2500 gas turbines
Fuel: oil
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Albario Engineering
Quick facts: In Sep 2006, the Pakistani government signed two power plant rental agreements to alleviate acute electricity shortages. In Feb 2007, GE Energy Rentals and Albario Engineering installed seven TM2500 gas turbines for a 3yr term at the 500kV NTDC Grid station in Sheikhupura near Lahore. The project was completed in less than 4mos and included camp buildup, substation and civil works, plus commissioning.

Photograph courtesy of Albario Engineering (Pvt) Ltd
Posted 8 Mar 2008


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Updated 19-Apr-2017