Feasibility Study Proposal to USTDA, Department of State for a Gas Turbine Power Plant for Pakistan

Spring 2015 – Fremont, CA-based firm, The Cameron Group, Inc., brought together a team of expert consultants to write a proposal to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to perform a feasibility study to evaluate building a combined cycle power plant for the energy project development company of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan. The plant may utilize General Electric’s Frame 9FB advanced gas turbine, one heat recovery steam generator, and one steam turbine. The expected plant site lies between the town of Khushal Garh and a major bridge over the Indus.

The objective of the feasibility study has two parts. The primary objective is to evaluate the technical, economic, and financial viability of a 400-435 MW, gas-fired, combined cycle plant that the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) is developing on behalf of the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

A secondary objective, assuming that the viability is evaluated favorably, is to facilitate approval by a Panel of Experts (POE) at the Private Power and Infrastructure Board of Pakistan (PPIB), whose approval is required before the Project can be implemented. In all steps of the study, Cameron would work closely with PEDO to advance the project to the implementation phase. In carrying out the study, Cameron would pay careful attention to details in all critical issues related to technology and equipment selection, economic viability, negative environmental impacts, regulatory issues, and financing options.

A very critical part of this feasibility study is the interconnection of the new Gas Turbine Power Plant to the existing provincial Pakistani power grid. Fortunately, Cameron has a real expert in this aspect of power plant design and electrical engineering as one of our consultants.

While Cameron did not win the overall feasibility study, Cameron and the winning firm are discussing Cameron performing the task for the High Level Grid Interconnection Study in conformance with the Grid Code of Pakistan established by Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).

For more information, or to express your interest in The Cameron Group’s capabilities in power generation facilities, either conventional or nuclear, please contact Dr. Bill Webster by telephone at 1.925.895.3275 or contact The Cameron Group by email at cameronconsults@comcast.net.

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