K-Electric’s total investment for the project, known as Bin Qasim Power Station 3 (BQPS-III), is $650 million. Work is expected to begin by the end of 2019 and will be completed in 24 months.
Siemens will provide two Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and condensers. These will be the first Siemens turbines to be added to K-Electric’s power generation fleet.
Karim Amin, CEO of Power Generation at Siemens Gas and Power, said, “There is no doubt that adding 900 MW of reliable power generation capacity to the city of Karachi is a great source of pride, however we are even more proud of the partnership with K-Electric and Harbin Electric and the determination to make this project a successful landmark for the people of Pakistan.”