Pakistan’s K-Electric has awarded a contract to build a 900MW combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex (BQPS-III) in Karachi to Siemens and Harbin Electric International . K-Electric’s total investment for the project is $650 million. Work is expected to begin by the end of 2019, and will be completed in 24 months.
Siemens will provide two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and condensers. These will be the first Siemens turbines used in K-Electric’s power generation fleet.
Moonis Alvi, CEO of K-Electric, said: “The 900MW BQPS-III is essential in meeting Karachi’s future energy demands. The aim is to commission the project in the fastest possible time, and we are confident that with the right facilitation from all quarters, power from the plant may be added to our supply as soon as summer 2021.”
Dr Keramat Fakhari, Executive Vice President – Upper Gulf at the Power Generation Division of Siemens Gas and Power, said: “We are proud to start our biggest project with K-Electric that will help provide reliable and efficient power supply to Pakistan’s most populous city.”