The 1223 MW Balloki combined-cycle gas-fired power plant aims to bridge the energy shortfall in Pakistan by being one of the most efficient power plants globally. The plant will enter commercial operation in 2017 and will be able to generate the equivalent power needed to supply more than six million Pakistani home.
The plant utilizes two high-efficiency General Electric 9HA.01 gas turbines, one steam turbine and associated equipment. The turbine combustion system provides dual fuel capability with R-LNG being the primary fuel, while high-speed diesel will serve as the backup fuel. In an RLNG fired combined cycle operation, the plant will achieve an efficiency of greater than 61%.
The EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) Contractor for this plant is a HEI-HRL Joint Venture (Joint Venture of Harbin Electric International Company Limited and Habib Rafiq (Pvt.) Ltd. Individually, both these organizations have successfully executed multiple large-scale projects in the past, and are presently collaborating to bring Balloki power plant into operation on fast-track basis.
O&M (Operations and Maintenance ) contract has been awarded to TNB REMACO, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s leading power company Tenaga Nasional Berhad.