CMEC to commission first unit of 1263 MW thermal power plant on July 6.

BEIJING -- China Machinery Engineering Corp. (CMEC) has successfully concluded a 7-day long reliability test run of the first unit of the 1,263-megawatt thermal power plant in the Jhang district of Punjab province.

The 400 MWs Gas Turbine 1 (GT1) will start commercial operations on July 6 after some heat and cooling-related tests on stopped machines, an official said.

The plant also successfully went through the initial capacity test and achieved 403 MWs capacity against a guarantee of 400 MWs, the official said. The unit has already been connected to the national grid, he said.

CMEC is engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the combined-cycle power plant owned by Punjab Thermal Power Ltd. (PTPL). PTPL has also signed a 12-year operations and maintenance contract with China's Harbin Electric International for running the facility, China Economic Net (CEN) reported.

The official said that the...

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