HAVELI BAHADUR SHAH, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated the first unit of the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, adding 760 MW of electricity to the national grid in a move towards ending loadshedding from the country.
The environment friendly power plant has a capacity of 1,230MW through a Combined Cycle Power Plant and would fueled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
The prime minister also visited the control room and witnessed the plant and its functioning.
He was also informed about the plant whose first unit had been made operational in a record period of only 21 months and included completion of civil works, construction of switchyard, cooling towers, fuel storage tanks and installation of gas turbine and generators.
The plant constructed by M/S Power Construction Corporation of China and Qavi Engineering Pvt Ltd of Pakistan jointly completed the project.
He was informed that the installed unit was world’s most efficient and modern with guaranteed efficiency of 62.44 percent on LNG. A saving of Rs 57 billion had been achieved in the project cost as compared to the upfront tariff given by NEPRA, owing to a transparent procurement process, through international competitive bidding and PPRA laws.
The prime minister was informed that the award of Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) for the project led to one of the lowest EPC cost per Megawatt resulting in an annual saving of rupees two billion through optimum operations and management cost.
Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant Project has also set the record of fastest gas turbine installation from arrival of turbines on site – 94 days and 73 days for the two turbines.
The project is aimed providing balanced sources of energy for the country.