According to a statement from GE, the project has been completedthree months ahead of schedule. Also commenting to the milestone was the CEO of CPHGC, Zhao Yonggang, who noted that: “CPHGCis the first overseas thermal power project developed by State Power InvestmentCorporation under the Belt & Road Initiative. The 2X660MW Coal-Fired PowerProject is a priority project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The 1,320MW plant is located 25 kilometers southwest of thetown of Hub, in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, and is a joint-venture projectbetween China Power International Holding Limited (CPIH) and Pakistan’s HubPower Company (HUBCO). The plant is one of the infrastructure ventures supported under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. This development ‘megaproject’ will connect GwadarPort in southern Pakistan to Xinjiang, China’s northwestern autonomousregion, through transportation and energy networks. The project will support faster socio-economic developmentby helping to meet the country’s growing energy needs. Construction of the CPHGC power plant at Hub began in March2017 and is expected to begin commercial operation later this year. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Pakistan’s energy market is set to be enhanced following the successful synchronisation of the first of two supercritical turbines from GE Steam Power at China Power Hub Generation Company’s (CPHGC) new power plant. Core power generation equipment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lusch added: “Reaching this key milestone early required avery high degree of technical, engineering and production coordination betweenour factories in Wuhan and Beijing, China and Wroclaw, Poland with the highestcommitment to quality and on-time delivery for our customers.” The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors are Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co. Ltd. (NWEPDI) and Tianjin Electric Power Construction Company (TEPC). “This is a world-class example of GE’s global engineering, manufacturing and execution teams working closely together along with our customers to beat an already ambitious delivery schedule,” said Andreas Lusch, President & CEO of GE Steam Power. “It is testimony to our strong and close partnership with GEthat we managed to reach this point well-ahead of schedule. We look forward tocontinuing our meaningful partnership with GE that promises to be beneficialfor the power sector of Pakistan.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGScoalGEPakistan Previous articleFalling lithium-ion prices makes way for renewablesNext articleSwitchgear monitoring system market to reach 7.83% by 2023 Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Generation Under an agreement signed in 2016, GE is supplying thecore power generation equipment for the project, which comprises two units eachof supercritical boilers, steam turbine and generator sets. BRICS It will also help Pakistan diversify its energy mix and reduce dependence on expensive imported fuels, allowing the use of cheaper supplies of coal.