PAKISTAN: Siemens makes Rousch power awards

09 August 1996

Germany's Siemens Power Generation has awarded seven subcontracts for work on a 400-MW combined-cycle power plant being built in Punjab. The plant is being developed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis by Rousch (Pakistan) Power, a joint venture between Rousch Finance of the US, Germany's Siemens Power Ventures and Ireland's ESB International.

The value of the contracts have not been announced and are awaiting final approval.

The subcontracts have been awarded to the following companies:

civil works the local Habib Rafiq turbine island Habib Rafiq two gas turbines, plus two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine Nem of the Netherlands balance of plant equipment supply Black & Veatch International of the US fuel oil treatment plant Sweden's Alfa Laval steel structures Germany's Laester cladding and roofing Malaysia's Eastern Profiles.

The plant is to be fired using residual fuel oil to be supplied by Pakistan State Oil, and power will be sold to state-owned utility Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA). Financing for the project was agreed in March, arranged by Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) and the local National Development Finance Corporation. Construction work is scheduled to start in the last quarter of 1996 (MEED 12:4:96).

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