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Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant Energy Project

Category : Annual Reviews of CPEC Projects   Source : Huaneng Shandong Ruyi   Date : 07-03-2017   

Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant

1.    Brief Introduction

Huaneng Shandong Ruyi Sahiwal Project is a large coal-fired power project jointly invested by Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co.Ltd.and Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group. The project is located in Sahiwal, 150 km southwest of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.

In the first phase, 2×660MW supercritical coal-fired units are being constructed, with synchronous installation of high-efficiency electrostatic precipitator and flue gas desulfurization facilities.

After the completion of this project, the annual energy output can reach nearly 10 billion kWh, which will greatly relieve the power shortage in Pakistan and boost local economic and social development with a strong energy support, and is of great significance for Pakistan to improve people's livelihood and accelerate national development.

2.    Latest Progress

Since the start of the construction on July 31, 2015, the project company has been working tenaciously in collaboration with all contractors towards the common goal of creating China’s National High-quality Gold Medal Project and Overseas Demonstration Project.

Through scientific construction and strict quality management, the project company has been working all out to advance the construction of Sahiwal project in an orderly manner with a coordinated development of safety, quality and speed. We have fulfilled the major milestones such as the lifting of boiler steel structure, the lifting of heating surfaces, the first-time successful hydraulic tests of both boilers, the topping of chimney and cooling towers, the installation of rotors into the generators, the assembling of turbine upper cylinder according to or ahead of planned schedule, and another milestone, the back energization of switchyard is about to start.

Meanwhile, the construction of external railways, transmission lines, water intake and coal terminal transformation work are also proceeding steadily, and the first ship of coal has successfully arrived in Port Qasim. With a high sense of responsibility and mission, our project team is working overtime and making every possible effort to generate electricity for both units at the earliest possible moment, and bring well-being to Pakistani people as soon as possible.

3.    Company Social Responsibility
3.1.    Local Employment

In the construction process of Sahiwal project, we make reasonable use of local labor resources and actively promote local employment, with more than 3,000 local labor having been used for the project construction. The company has recruited more than 200 Pakistani engineers for operation after the inauguration, and sent them to China for a systematic training in the same type of power plants.
The company is also planning to build an engineering and technical training school in Pakistan in order to cultivate more technical talents for Pakistani people.

3.2.    Environment Control

The plant uses the super-critical technologies, which is the most advanced environmental control technique for coal-fired plants currently. The main technical and economic indicators of this project, including coal consumption of electricity supply, power consumption rate, soot, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other energy consumption indicators and emission index can reach the most advanced international level.