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A 1,230 MW combined cycle power plant has finished all its commissioning activities in Pakistan. The Haveli Bahadur Shah features 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbines, one 400 MW GE steam turbine and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for the plant.
The Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant is about the size of 65 football fields and staff from over 35 countries worked together to complete the project. The project’s execution has been among the fastest globally and 3 to 4 months shorter than typical for projects of comparable scale and complexity. Performance tests to date indicate that HBS has set world record levels of efficiency, GE said.
“The Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant uses industry-leading power generation equipment, including GE’s HA technology – the world’s most efficient heavy-duty gas turbine,” said Mohamad Ali, president and CEO of GE’s Gas Power Systems – Projects business in the Middle East, Pakistan and India. “This innovative technology is helping to unlock unprecedented levels of efficiency in Pakistan’s power sector, ultimately lowering the cost of electricity production. GE has long supported the development of Pakistan’s energy sector and through our collaboration on this transformational project, we are underscoring our commitment to provide solutions that are truly game-changing.”
GE said its HA technology has undergone full-speed, full-load validation tests at GE’s Greenville, South Carolina, USA facility at extreme conditions well beyond those encountered while in service. It is the fastest growing fleet of heavy-duty gas turbines today, with more than 75 units ordered to date by more than 25 customers across more than 15 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Pakistan, Japan, Bahrain, China, France and others.