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.
“We are proud to start our biggest project with K-Electric that will help provide reliable and efficient power supply to Pakistan’s most populous city,” said Dr. Keramat Fakhari, Executive Vice President – Upper Gulf at the Power Generation division of Siemens Gas and Power. “Since we opened our office in Lahore in 1922, Siemens has been a key contributor to major infrastructure projects in the country, and we are eager to continue supporting Pakistan’s economic development.”