GE has signed a contract with Pakistan-based independent power producer (IPP) Hub Power Company (Hubco) to deliver its digital industrial solutions to the 1,292MW Hubco power plant in Baluchistan.
Being Pakistan’s largest independent steam plant, Hubco operates four 323MW generating units and supplies power to the national grid.
Hubco’s CEO Khalid Mansoor said: "GE’s digital solutions are a game changer for the energy sector, and we are happy to be working with them.
"Once implemented at the Hubco Power Plant, these solutions will help us to enhance the reliability of our operations."
GE’s cloud-based operating system Digital Power Plant features a suite of software solutions allowing operators to monitor operations across all touchpoints in real-time.
It also helps to identify any maintenance issues ahead of time, leading to greater asset uptime and reduced unplanned downtime.
GE Power’s CEO and president Steve Bolze said: "Energy is increasingly becoming digital, and we have been proud to support Pakistan’s sector for more than 50 years with both hardware and software solutions.
"This agreement with Hubco marks the sixth deployment of our advanced digital industrial solutions in the country, underscoring our commitment to provide Pakistan with our latest technology."
The Hubco power plant, which is deployed with non-GE equipment, is powered by industrial operating system Predix to operate across different types of original equipment makers.