The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has approved K Electric’s license to lay and operate a gas pipeline for Bin Qasim Power Station III.
According to a statement issued by K Electric, the 2.4-kilometer, 14-inch-diameter gas pipeline will supply 900 MW ‘Bin Qasim Power Station III’ power plant and power plants located at Bin Qasim Power Complex to be reclaimed liquefied natural gas (RL) NG) will be used for supply.
The approval of the license by OGRA is the first license obtained by K Electric in the oil and gas sector, while the move will help bridge the gap between the demand and supply of electricity in Karachi in the long run.
The EPC contractor and owner engineer are already on board for this pipeline project, the detailed design of which has been completed and the pipeline material has already been procured.
K Electric says the addition of a 900 MW RLNG power plant and the proposed decommissioning of old, inefficient power plants will significantly increase the capacity of the power utility.
The statement said that the construction work of BQPS III power plant is being completed on an emergency basis before next summer to ensure the interest of the citizens of Karachi and alleviate their hardships.