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Siemens wins $235m contract for Pakistan power plant

Siemens is celebrating its largest ever power generation win after securing the contract for a 1.3GW LNG-based combined cycle power plant in Pakistan

Siemens' SGT-8000H LNG turbines rank among the most efficient and powerful gas turbines in commercial operation.
Siemens' SGT-8000H LNG turbines rank among the most efficient and powerful gas turbines in commercial operation.

Siemens is celebrating its largest ever power generation win after securing a $235m contract for an LNG-based combined cycle power plant in Pakistan that will provide 1.3GW of power.

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will deliver a complete power island solution and carry out the engineering, project management and associated site services for the Punjab Power Plant Jhang plant, located 250km south-west of Lahore.

As specified in its winning bid, Siemens will provide two SGT5-8000H Gas Turbines, an SST-5000 Steam Turbine, two heat recovery steam generators, control systems and related auxiliaries.

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The SGT-8000H LNG turbines are among Siemens’ largest and most advanced units, and rank among the most efficient and powerful gas turbines in commercial operation.

“We are proud to have the chance to contribute with sustainable and reliable power generation for the future development of Punjab and for the Pakistani people,” said Jean-Claude Nasr, senior executive VP at Siemens for power generation in the MENA region.

“Our technology will be instrumental to meeting their power needs within the timeframe targeted by the local government.”

Siemens will supply the power island to the project’s main contractor, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which hand over the project to Punjab Thermal Power, the state-owned independent power producer.

The plant is scheduled to begin supplying power in simple cycle operation by the end of 2018, and in combined cycle mode by November 2019.

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“Siemens has been a key contributor to major infrastructure projects in the country, since opening its first office in 1922 in Lahore, present day Pakistan,” added Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in Pakistan.

“We are eager to continue supporting its development towards sustainable power generation and building a more robust energy infrastructure that meets the growing needs of its population.”

Siemens has sold more than 80 H-Class gas turbines worldwide, with 47 remaining in commercial operation. In all, the units have run for a combined 500,000 hours.

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