ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s third regasified liquiefied natural gas-based independent power project (IPP) of 1,223MW has been completed and is expected to start commercial operation by the end of July, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) said.

The project — located in Balloki, Kasur — was initiated in Nov 2015 and completed at a cost of $798.18m.

It was sponsored by National Power Parks Management Company Ltd, Ministry of Energy (Power Division) while PPIB issued its letter of intent and support for the development.

The power plant has been constructed with General Electric’s multi-shaft H Frame Combined Cycle Gas Turbines which ensure highest efficiency of 61.63 per cent and reduces fuel cost and CO2 emission over its life. Harbin Electric International was its engineering, procurement and construction contractor along with other Chinese and local companies.

After completion, this will be the 38th IPP, processed and developed by PPIB so far, with a total power generation capacity of 16,723MW.

Published in Dawn, July 15th, 2018

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