Siemens has secured a deal from China Machinery Engineering (CMEC) to provide a number of energy systems for Punjab Thermal Power’s (PTPL) new combined-cycle power plant, which is currently being built in Jhang, Pakistan.

CMEC is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, which will be able to generate 1.3GW of electricity when completed.

Valued at around €200m, the new deal will see Siemens provide two SGT5-8000H gas turbines, one SST-5000 steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators, and control and auxiliary systems for the project.

The firm will also offer engineering and project management, as well as associated on-site services.

“[The] plant is expected to begin feeding electricity in simple-cycle operation by December next year.”

To be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the new Jhang plant is expected to begin feeding electricity in simple-cycle operation by December next year.

After completing the initial operation, the plant is scheduled to begin combined-cycle operation by November 2019.

Siemens Power and Gas Division CEO Willi Meixner said: “With this project, we can help to significantly improve the sustainable, reliable, and affordable supply of power to the people in Punjab Province and the whole country.

“It is the largest power plant order that Siemens has ever received from Pakistan.”