Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received an order to supply a complete power island to a 1.3GW combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Punjab, Pakistan.

The German giant’s island is valued at about €200m and the contract was awarded by the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-operated plant in Jhang, located 250km southwest of Lahore.
Willi Meixner of Siemens
CMEC is the EPC contractor of the power plant dubbed as Punjab Power Plant Jhang. The plant is being built for Punjab Thermal Power, an independent energy provider owned by the Punjab government.

Siemens power and gas division CEO Willi Meixner said: “With this project we can help to significantly improve the sustainable, reliable and affordable supply of power to the people in Punjab Province and the whole country.”

Meixner added that the contract marks the largest power plant order the company has ever received from Pakistan.

The power island features a couple of SGT5-8000H gas turbines, an SST-5000 steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators along with control and auxiliary systems.

In the simple cycle mode, the SGT5-8000H has a power output of 450 MW, which can go up to 650 MW in the combined cycle mode.

Meanwhile Siemens rivals GE Power has commissioned its 7HA.01 gas turbines at Chubu Electric Power’s Nishi-Nagoya power plant in Japan.

The company has installed six 7HA.01 gas turbines at the Nishi-Nagoya Block-1 as part of a contract with engineering procurement and construction (EPC) company Toshiba.

Featuring GE’s 7HA gas turbine technology and Toshiba’s steam turbine technology, the facility holds a capacity to generate around 1,188MW of electricity, which can be supplied to about 400,000 homes on an average in the region.