Gas turbines of power plant commissioned

Simple-cycle operations of RLNG-based turbines begin

August 07, 2022
In case the trial period of gas turbines was cut short, the responsibility for any malfunctioning or mishap in the future would rest on General Electric. PHOTO: REUTERS


China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) successfully commissioned two gas turbines (405-megawatt each) of the Punjab Thermal Power Ltd (PTPL) power plant in Jhang district.

“We have started simple-cycle commercial operations from the two RLNG-based gas turbines of total 810-megawatt capacity,” PTPL announced recently.

Work on the 443MW steam turbine is also underway at a fast pace to achieve the combined-cycle commercial operations, it added.

CMEC executed the project as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.

PTPL has also signed an agreement with CMEC for operating the two gas turbines until the steam turbine is put into commercial operations, after which the two parties will renew the agreement to include the combined-cycle operations as well, an official of CMEC explained.

Work on the steam unit is almost complete, but will take around six more months to start commercial operations.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2022.

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