Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has launched a tender process to develop feasibility study for the 400-435 MW gas-fired combined cycle plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Syed Zainullah Shah, General Manager –Thermal of the Pakhtunkhwa Hydel Development Organization (PHYDO), signed a US$1,026,000 grant agreement on September 24, to enable PEDO to conduct a feasibility study on the technical, economic, and financial viability of the project.
This plant is anticipated to eventually be expanded to approximately double the initial capacity of 400-435 MW. Assuming the plant's technical, economic, and financial viability are evaluated favorably, a secondary objective is to facilitate approval by a Panel of Experts (POE) at the Private Power and Infrastructure Board of Pakistan (PPIB), which is required before the project can be implemented.
With the proposed gas turbine combined cycle power plant, PEDO seeks to diversity into thermal power generation taking advantage of the long term availability of natural gas in the Province. Being a provincial government agency PEDO is in a unique and advantageous position to develop this project. The main objective of this gas turbine combined cycle plant would be to eliminate load shedding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 10 November 2014.
See request for proposals (RFP) announcement: