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Combination of GE and Alstom Technology Proves Powerful: Pakistan Advances with Third High-Efficiency HA Gas Power Plant

Friday, Jan 22, 2016
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For years, crippling electricity shortages have plagued Pakistan, creating challenges for residents and businesses alike, and fixing the problem has become a priority for the Federal Government of Pakistan. To address this, GE (NYSE:GE) will provide two high-efficiency 9HA gas turbines, one steam turbine and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) to SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of PowerChina, for the new 1.2 gigawatt (GW) Haveli Bahadur Shah power plant.

The steam turbine and HRSGs have been engineered by Alstom, and with GE’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses, they have been incorporated into GE’s portfolio. PowerChina will handle engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.

This project, the third GE has announced in Pakistan since October, marks the 5th and 6th HA turbines for Pakistan among a total of 33 worldwide orders for GE’s HA, the world’s largest, most efficient gas turbine. Together, Haveli, Balloki and Bhikki combined-cycle power plants will be able to provide the equivalent power needed to supply nearly 20 million Pakistani homes, which can fulfill more than 65 percent of the power shortage in Pakistan.

“We are taking action to provide sustainable, reliable energy that allows residents to live comfortable lives and local companies to consistently conduct business,” said Rashid Mahmood Langrial, CEO of National Power Park Management Company Limited (NPPMCL), the holding company of Haveli Bahadur Shah power plant. “The Haveli facility will help put power on the grid efficiently, using the most advanced technology available.”

“GE’s HA gas turbine and steam tail technologies going into the Haveli plant are both complementary and a standout in the industry,” said Joe Mastrangelo, president and CEO, gas power systems at GE Power. “At Haveli, Balloki and Bhikki plants, GE’s high efficiency technologies will help bring reliable power to the grid, so we can help Pakistan overcome shortages and meet its expanding energy needs."

Among key agreements in the country, GE has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government of Pakistan to develop Pakistan’s energy resources to meet the projected demand of 54,000 megawatts by the year 2020.  

Including the Haveli Bahadur Shah plant, 33 HA units have been ordered among 82 that have been technically selected[1] by customers around the world. GE’s H-class technology has been embraced by customers in Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the United States, France, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan and Argentina.

GE’s HA gas turbines provide a combination of the most output, highest efficiency and best operational flexibility and lead the industry in total life cycle value. The 9HA offers a net combined-cycle efficiency of more than 62 percent and leads the industry with cleaner, reliable and cost-effective conversion of fuel to electricity.

About NPPMCL

National Power Park Management Company Limited (NPPMCL) is a wholly owned special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the federal government to implement Balloki and Haveli Bahadur Shah RLNG power plants to meet the energy demand in Pakistan.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.gepower.com and http://powergen.gepower.com. Follow GE Power and GE Gas Power Systems on Twitter @GE_Power and @GE_GasPower.

[1] A technical selection is one of the first steps in developing a new power plant. It means that if the power plant is constructed and commissioned, it will use GE gas turbines. Following technical selection, a developer will proceed with securing financing, permitting and more.

 

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