CCGT Plants in Pakistan - other provinces
Bin Qasim-2
Location: Sind
Operator: Karachi Electric Supply Corp
Configuration: 555-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2011-2012
HRSG supplier: China Shipbuilding Industry Corp 703 Res Inst
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Harbin
Quick facts: BQPS-2 cost about $450mn. The project was financed shareholder equity, and long term loans provided by the Asian Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and a syndicate of Pakistani banks comprising National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited and Standard Chartered Bank. Initial letters of credit for the project were opened by a consortium of banks including the long term lenders, Dubai Islamic Bank and Faysal Bank. The first turbine at BQ-2 was commissioned in June 2011, somewhat ahead of schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Karachi Electric Supply Corp
Posted 18 Apr 2012

Daharki Foundation
Location: Sind
Operator: Foundation Power Co (Daharki) Ltd
Configuration: 202-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Doosan, Fichtner
Quick facts: This project is one of the first developed under the 2002 Power Policy, and has been undertaken by the Fauji Foundation on a BOO basis with a 25yr tariff approved by NEPRA. Fuel is low-Btu gas delivered by a 15km pipeline from Mari Deep Well No 6. Construction started in May 2007 and commissioning started in Oct 2009. The plant cost $200mn. Financing was by a consortium led by ABN-AMRO Bank and including Askari Bank Limited and Bank Al-Falah with debt to equity ratio of 75:25. Financial close was in Sep 2007. Electricity is sent out via a 42km tie-line to Sadiqababd and NTDC's 220kV Daharki-Rohri transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of Foundation Power Co (Daharki) Ltd
Posted 23 Jan 2010

Guddu CC-1
Location: Sindh
Operator: Central Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001E gas turbines, 417-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with V94 gas turbines
Operation: 1985-1994
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
HRSG supplier: Hollandse Constructie Groep, CMI
T/G supplier: GE, SIemens
EPC: National Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd, Atlantic Projects, Siemens, Descon Engineering
Quick facts: Guddu TPS is on the right bank of the River Indus at Guddu Barrage, near the junction of Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab provinces. The plant receives MCV gas from Mari, Kandhkot and Chachar

Photograph courtesy of www.dnd.com.pk
Posted 14 Jul 2013

Guddu CC-2
Location: Sindh
Operator: Central Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 767-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: Harbin, Albario Engineering, Pakistan Engineering Services, Habib Rafiq, Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts: A new 500kV substation is being connected with the CCGT project. It is expected to be the most efficent power plant in the country at completion.

Photograph courtesy of www.dnd.com.pk
Posted 14 Jul 2013

Habibullah Coastal
Location: Balochistan
Operator: Habibullah Coastal Power
Configuration: 150-MW, 3+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: B&W Gama
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fiat Engineering, STI Studio Tecnico di Ingegneria
Quick facts: In Sep 1999, Habibullah Coastal went online at Quetta. The lead developer was Coastal Power from the U.S. (later a unit of El Paso International). Fuel is from Sui Southern Gas Co Ltd and the plant has a PPA with WAPDA dating to Mar 1996. The Habibullah Coastal project was initially operated under contract by a General Electric subsidiary. In Jun 2001, Pakistan’s Albario Engineering took over as O&M contractor.

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

Korangi Creek
Location: Sind
Operator: Karachi Electric Supply Corp
Configuration: 220-MW, 4+1 CCGT with LM6000-PC gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2008-2009
HRSG supplier: ISTROENERGO GROUP as
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: Metka
Quick facts: This power station began commissioning in Nov 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Metka
Posted 14 Nov 2010

Liberty Power
Location: Sind
Operator: TNB Liberty Power
Configuration: 240-MW, 1+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Siemens
EPC: Ansaldo
Quick facts: Liberty Power is in Daharki, Ghotki District, Sind. The first development application was submitted in Mar 1994, a 25yr PPA was signed in 1995, and financial close was in Jul 1996. In Jul 1998, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) upped its 40% stake by buying shares held by Asian Infrastructure Development Co Ltd, Infrastructure Capital Group Ltd, and Thames-Road Holdings Investments Inc. The WAPDA PPA was renegotiated in Dec 1999. The first block was delayed for several years, having been originally scheduled for 1997. Final startup was delayed for over a year by complications related to the gas-supply agreement.

Photograph courtesy of TNB Liberty Power
Posted 24 Jun 2006

Phase VIII Cogen
Location: Sind
Operator: DHA Cogen Ltd
Configuration: 94-MW, single-shaft CCGT with V64.3A gas turbine desal
Fuel: flare gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Jan 2003, DHA Cogen Ltd was incorporated as a JV of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Sacoden Investments to build a power and desalination complex to serve the Defence Housing Scheme in Karachi. In May 2005, DHA Cogen signed a 30yr gas supply agreement with Sui Southern Gas for the Phase VIII cogen project, which is located on a 10ac coastal site. In October 2005, Siemens was awarded the equipment and EPC contract. Alfal Laval built the 3 MIGD plate-type desalination equipment. In July 2008, AEI took over the Sacoden stake. and the new plant went commercial in Dec 2008 at a cost of PKR 7bn. The plant only operated for 11mos. In Aug 2011, DHA announed it was taking back the AEI stake. As of May 2015, the project was mostly in the hands of three banks.

Photograph courtesy of DHA Cogen Ltd
Posted 2 Nov 2016

Qadirpur
Location: Sind
Operator: Engro Powergen Ltd
Configuration: 225-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: flare gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: China Tianchen Chemical Engineering Corp
Quick facts: This power company was formed in 2008 to build a plant to use high-sulfur, flare gas from the Qadirpur Gas Field near Ghotki in far northern Sind. The gas field is a JV of Oil and Gas Development Co Ltd, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co Pakistan, Premier Oil Plc, and Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. The plant commissioned in March 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Engro Powergen Ltd
Posted 9 Feb 2014

 
Uch-I
Location: Balochistan
Operator: ENGIE Energy International
Configuration: 585-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Raytheon, Albario Engineering, Harbin
Quick facts: Uch-I is in Dear Mural Gambelia, and uses low-BTU gas from a field 50km northeast of the site. In 1989, Tenaska Intl, and Hawkins Oil & Gas starrted development and a 30yr PPA was signed in 1995. Financing for the $654mn project closed in May 1996 and construction started in Sep 1996. GDF SUEZ now has a 94.6% stake in Uch-I. This was the first gas-fired CCGT in Pakistan, the first IPP in Pakistan to use the World Bank’s partial guarantee program, the first local project for the US ExIm Bank, the first to combine co-financing from the two financial organizations, and the first to be financed with 15yr debt, one of the longest terms yet reached for a limited-recourse project in a developing country. A variety of other institutions participated as lenders or advisors including ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of China, Citibank, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, the IFC, and the Long-term Credit Fund of Pakistan. Commercial operation began in Oct 2000 after a 2yr delay caused by tariff disputes. Uch is connected to the grid by four 220kV linesl.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 16 Mar 2008

Uch-II
Location: Balochistan
Operator: ENGIE Energy International
Configuration: 375-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: Daekyung
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Hyundai E&C, Descon Engineering
Quick facts: In May 2011, work got underway on Uch-II and the plant went commecail in Apr 2014. The project has a 25yr PPA with NTDC. The ADB made $50mn and €50mn loans for the project with other financing coming frm the IFC, the Korean Ex-Im Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank. The OGDCL has contracted to supply 220mmcfd gas to Uch-I and 160mmcfd to Uch-II.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai E&C
Posted 19 Oct 2016

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 19-Apr-2017

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