KE’s BQPS-III first turbine commissioning on fast track

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Observer Report
Karachi

K-Electric’s flagship 900 MW power plant, BQPS-III is progressing on fast track basis. Entire power train of first Unit consist of Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine , Generator and Heat Recovery Boiler have arrived and installed at the power utility’s Bin Qasim Power Complex.

All relevant civil structural works is completed and associated auxiliaries and piping are progressing swiftly with the target of ensuring that the first unit is ready to be commissioned by peak summer of 2021.

The second unit of 450 MW is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The RLNG-based power plant will go a long way in meeting Karachi’s power demand and ensuring the city and its industries stay energized to play their due role in the national economy.

The addition of the 900 MW RLNG Power Plant will increase the power utility’s generation capacity, efficiency, and reliability.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved the modification in the generation license of K-Electric, with the addition of the 900 MW RLNG powered BQPS-III to the power utility’s generation capacity.

The power plant is being built as per the power utility’s investment plan, approved under the Multi Year Tariff for the control period FY 2017-2023.

Moonis Alvi, CEO K-Electric said the project is a major private sector investment in the country’s power sector.

“K-Electric is working actively to bridge the supply-demand gap affecting Karachi in the past years, and BQPS-III is a significant milestone in this regard.