KESC strikes accord with GE Int’l for turbines maintenance

General Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has signed a long-term service agreement with General Electric International Inc for maintenance of the gas turbines of its newly commissioned prime project, 560-MWs Bin Qasim Power Station-II.
KESC originally purchased the three gas turbines from GE France for the most efficient and latest plant of its power generation fleet and executed the service agreement to ensure the plant’s reliability at optimum level.

The agreement envisages a service term of around five years, and covers all planned and unplanned maintenance needs, online monitoring, technical support, spares availability, operation and maintenance training.

BQPS-II is a combined cycle power plant comprising three gas turbines and one steam turbine. The complex started producing electricity in April 2012. KESC invited bids from world renowned service providers for heavy machines. Series of meetings were held on the technical, legal and commercial aspects before finalizing the contract.