Siemens with Harbin signs an agreement with K-Electric

04 November 2019

Siemens along with partner Harbin Electric International signed an agreement with K-Electric to build a 900-megawatt combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex in Karachi.

K-Electric’s total investment for the project, known as Bin Qasim Power Station 3 (BQPS-III), is USD650 M. 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.

Siemens’ SGT5-4000F gas turbine is known for its high performance, low power generation cost, long intervals between inspections and service-friendly design. More than 350 units have been sold around the world, with more than 17 million fired hours. These highly efficient turbines will help K-Electric bridge the shortfall in its power network that serves 15 million people in Karachi, Pakistan.