Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Pakistan
Atlas Power
Location: Punjab
Operator: Atlas Power Ltd
Configuration: 11 X 18.9- MW 18V48/60 engines, 1 X 16.5-MW steam turbine
Fuel: furnace oil
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: ??
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, ABB, Peter Brotherhhod
EPC: MAN B&W
Quick facts: In May 2007, Atlas Power signed EPC and O&M contracts with MAN B&W Diesel for this DPP in Sheikhupura distrist,. In August 2007, APL signed an IA with the PPIB for the project. The plant went commercial in Dec 2009, about 9mos past the original schedule, at a cost of about $228mn. The O&M contract is by MAN Diesel North America. The project was exclusively financed by Pakistani banks. The steam turbine and gearbox are mounted on a combined bedplate which incorporates an electronic governor, a PLC-based control and monitoring system, and an air-cooled generator. In Sep 2007, Atlas Power and Pakistan State Oil entered into a fuel supply arrangement for the Sheikhupura project, the first agreement initialed between an IPP and PSO in the last 11yrs.

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

Attock Gen-1
Location: Punjab
Operator: Attock Gen Ltd
Configuration: 9 X 17-MW 18V46 engines, 1 X 12-MW steam turbine
Fuel: furnace oil
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: ??
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB, Peter Brotherhhod
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: In Feb 2005, Attock Oil said it would set up a captive power plant at the Attock Refinery Ltd facility at Morgah near Rawalpindi. In Jun 2007, Wartsila received the contract for the power station. The total value of the project was over €100mn. The plant runs on low-sulphur furnace oil from the adjacent refinery and is expected to have a net thermal efficiency of up to 45%. Ground-breaking was in May 2007 and the plant began commissioning at the end of 2008 to schedule. The plant was handed over in March 2009.

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

Narowal
Location: Punjab
Operator: Hub Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 11 X 18.9-MW 18V48/60 engines, 1 X 17-MW steam turbine
Fuel: furnace oil
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, ABB, Dresser
EPC: MAN B&W
Quick facts: In May 2007, Hubco said it would build a 225-MW furnace oil-fired power plant in Punjab and the Narowal project received a LOS from PPIB in Jun 2008. The IA was signed in October 2008 and a 25yr PPA was signed the following month. The 62ac site is 15km from Narowal and about 150 km northeast of Lahore. Narowal has a 12km transmission tie-line to Narowal Grid Station and a 2km LILO connection to the Baddomalhi-Narowal 132kV circuit. Commercial operation was on 22 April 2011. TNB secured a 5yr &M contract for the project and Hubco has a 25yr fuel supply agreement with Bakri Trading CoPakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Hub Power Co Ltd
Posted 4 Nov 2016

Nishat Power
Location: Punjab
Operator: Nishat Power Ltd
Configuration: 11 X 17-MW 18V46C engines, 1 X 14-MW steam turbine
Fuel: heavy oil, diesel
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: ??
E/G supplier: Wartsila, Converteam, Peter Brotherhhood
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This 200-MW combined-cycle DPP near Lahore has a 25yr, take-or-pay PPA with National Transmission & Dispatch Co Ltd. The plant owner is 51% owned by Nishat Chunian Ltd with the balance owned by various investors and the general public.

Photograph courtesy of Nishat Power Ltd
Posted 13 Sep 2014

Powership Kaya Bey
Location: Sind
Operator: Karadeniz Enerji Uretim
Configuration: 16 X 10.9-MW 16AV40S engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Sulzer
Quick facts: The Kaya Bey was the world's largest ship-borne power plant at completion. She arrived Karachi Port on 19 Nov 2010 after a 12day voyage from the Torgem shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The ship was temporarily anchored at Karachi Port Trust's berth Nos. 4 and 5, but was removed to a location between the Korangi TPS and Jamot Jetty where it was connected to the Pepco and KESC systems. The 75,500dwt ship was originally built in 1983. It now carries 19 gensets. Test generation on the Kaya Bey began in Jan 2011 and by the end of the month, output had reached 110 MW. The power sales contract was terminated in Mar 2012 due to lack of payment for electricity received. The Kaya Bay and several affilated vessels were detained in Pakistan for over 2yrs in the ensuing legal dispute.

Photograph courtesy of www.pakistantimes.net
Posted 9 Feb 2011

Raiwind JPGL
Location: Punjab
Operator: Japan Power Generation Ltd
Configuration: 24 X 5.65-MW 18KU30A engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2000
E/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: This plant in Lahore cost about $120mn and was completed in Aug 2000 by Toyota Tsusho Corp. Completion was delayed for some time by delays in completing a 132kV tie-line and disagreements on the plant tariff. The plant finally commercial on 14 Mar 2000. In Sep 2000, JPGL agreed to lower the average tariff for the first ten years of operation to 4.81 cents/kWh while extending the term of the PPA to 30yrs.

Photograph courtesy of Japan Power Generation Ltd
Posted 25 Jun 2008

   
  Raiwind Sepcol
Location: Lahore
Operator: Southern Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 23.4-MW 18PC4.2V570B engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1999
E/G supplier: SEMT, ABB
EPC: ABB, SEMT, Zelin Pakistan
Quick facts: This project was originally developed by Canada's International Power Corp (IPC). In 1997, BC Hydro acquired a 46% stake in IPC and then sold part of its ownership to SNC Lavalin. The local investor is Southern Electric Power Co Ltd. Lending for the $119mn project was from the World Bank ($35mn), Sanwa Bank ($35mn), and ANZ ($22mn). The plant has a 22yr PPA with WAPDA signed in Nov 1994 and amended in Oct 1995. Raiwind Sepcol went online in Jul 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Southern Electric Power Co
Posted 25 Jun 2008

 

Abbreviations

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

Updated 11-Jan-2017

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