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Government Plans to Install 747 Mw Combined Cycle Power Plant at Guddu

Islamabad: The Government has planned to install an additional 747 MW combined cycle power plant at Guddu in Sindh province in order to enhance power generation for future requirements.

Ministry of Water and Power has asked the relevant executing department to expedite its efforts and complete the required formalities at the earliest so that the proposed generation may be added in the system. The Federal Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar will preside over a meeting with the concerned officials of NTDC in order to gear up the activities for this project.

According to details, the proposed power project would comprise a 747 MW combined cycle power plant consisting of two gas turbines of 243MW each, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) followed by one steam turbine having a capacity of 261 MW and associated equipment. Site for the proposed power plant is located within the premises of the existing Guddu power plant complex in Kashmore district of Sindh.

The existing plant includes 640 MW steam turbine units consisting of two 110 MW units and two 210 MW units, 600 MW combined cycle plant and 415 MW combine cycle plant, making a total plant capacity of 1,655 MW.

The existing steam/combined cycle units have the facility of dual firing, ie, gas and fuel oil. However, fuel oil is used only during interruptions in gas supply. There will be no additional gas required for this new 747 mw plant and the existing supply will be used for this additional generation.

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the proposed project has been conducted in accordance with the stipulations of Pakistan’s environmental laws and the environmental guidelines of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The power plant will help the government in coping with the increasing demand of electricity in the country. The installation of the power plant will further enhance the

power supply to this area, make the supply more reliable and therefore improve the quality of service. The project will also create employment opportunities in the area.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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