KARACHI: Okay-Electric on Thursday introduced that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has authorized its software for a license which is able to permit it to assemble and function a gasoline pipeline.
According to KE, the pipeline will provide Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) to the upcoming RLNG-based 900 MW BQPS-III energy plant and complement gas requirement of the facility vegetation situated at its Bin Qasim Power Complex.
As reported by Geo.tv, the event is a “positive one” for KE as it will be the “first-ever license obtained by the corporate from the oil and gasoline sector.
The transfer, per KE, is a “key step in ensuring that the upcoming BQPS-III power plant receives the right amount of gas, at the right pressure.”
“This milestone will go a long way in helping bridge the supply-demand gap in Karachi in the years to come,” the assertion mentioned.
In the notification issued on January 6, 2021, OGRA introduced that it has granted a license to Okay-Electric Limited to undertake regulated exercise associated to the development and operation of a 14-inch huge and a pair of.4-kilometre lengthy pure gasoline pipeline together with ancillary amenities.
The pipeline will make sure the transmission of pure gasoline and RLNG from the tie-in level, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Custody Transfer Station situated at Bin Qasim to KE Bin Qasim Power Complex.”
Okay-Electric had submitted an software for the license on May 18, 2020, in order to determine the pipeline can be in-built time for the commissioning of the primary unit of BQPS-III.
It is pertinent to notice that within the curiosity of expediting the method, the facility utility has agreed to undertake the development of the pipeline from the closest SSGC Custody Transfer Station, on a self-finance foundation.
The EPC contractor and the proprietor engineer for this pipeline mission are already on-board, the element design is already accomplished, and the pipeline materials has already been procured, the assertion mentioned.
Now, with the issuance of the license by OGRA, Okay-Electric mentioned it has instantly began the development of the pipeline for its well timed availability for the commissioning of a 900-MW energy plant.
The addition of the 900-MW RLNG energy plant, together with the proposed decommissioning of older and fewer environment friendly items, will in the end enhance the facility utility’s era capability and result in improved service supply.
In the curiosity of the residents of Karachi, and guaranteeing that they face minimal difficulties within the upcoming summer time season, work on the BQPS-III energy plant is continuing on a fast-track foundation.
Gas generators and steam mills have arrived and are ready to be put in in order that the primary unit of 450 MW may be introduced on-line by summer time of 2021, and the second unit by finish of 2021.
While the approval of the 900-MW plant is a crucial component in the direction of assembly Karachi’s rising energy calls for, different commitments additionally should be fulfilled in a well timed method.
Heads of settlement with Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) for the availability of 150 mmcfd of gasoline for BQPS-III has already been signed, subsequent to which negotiations on the Gas Sale Agreement (GSA) have reached a complicated stage and any potential hurdles should be resolved as per previous commitments by the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE).
The 900 MW RLNG-based plant and its well timed completion is only one step in the direction of preserving Karachi energised,” the assertion highlighted.
“Even with the commissioning of this plant, NTDC needs to expedite work to upgrade the interconnection facilities at the KDA grid so that power utility can evacuate the promised additional 450-MW from the National grid before summer of 2021.”
Okay-Electric is assured that each one involved stakeholders will proceed to lend help in these in order that KE achieves its imaginative and prescient of bringing Karachi to an influence surplus scenario by the yr 2022,” learn the assertion.