Magazine article Economic Review

MD PEPCO Instructs Chinese Contractors to Speed Up Construction Work of 425 MW Combined Cycle Power Project Nandipur

Magazine article Economic Review

MD PEPCO Instructs Chinese Contractors to Speed Up Construction Work of 425 MW Combined Cycle Power Project Nandipur

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PEPCO HEADQUARTERS WAPDA HOUSE LAHORE, 26 DECEMBER 2009: Managing Director PEPCO Tahir Basharat Cheema instructed Chinese contractors and local counterparts to boost up the construction of 425 MW Combined Cycle Power Project at Nandipur near Gujranwala. During his visit of the site, MD PEPCO said that such power scheme in public sector is an integral part of PEPCO's strategy to exit rental power plants, which will ultimately result and help in phasing out these RPPs .These Power schemes would provide reliable and cost effective power to the public and will contribute to overcome the menace of load shedding in the country which shows the commitment of PEPCO to utilize the Rental Powers for least possible periods.

MD PEPCO said that this contract was signed last year on 28 January 2008 with Chinese company M/s DONGFANG ELECTRIC CORPORATION (DEC) at total EPC cost of US $ 329 million. The power project is located at an ideal place, in close proximity to the cities of Gujranwala and Sialkot and will cater for the power generation of both the cities which form the hub of industrial activities in Pakistan.

Mr. Tahir Basharat Cheema said that, Chinese contractors have already mobilized at project site with execution of civil works of pile foundation for Gas and Steam Turbine, which is fairly in advance stage. Besides, appreciable progress has also been made towards manufacturing of the power plant equipment. The delivery of Gas Turbine with associated equipment is scheduled in January 2010. As per contractual commissioning schedule of the project, the first gas turbine will be ready by October 2010, followed by other two gas turbines and one steam turbine with a gap of two months each, so as to achieve the final completion of the whole combined project in April 2011 of 425 MW power generations.

Talking about the pace of construction work of power project alongwith Chinese team of Engineers. …

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