Guddu power plant: GE held responsible for damage

Lahore (NUT-DESK)

Senate Standing Committee on Power has held General Electric (GE) as technically responsible for damage to Guddu 747MW combined cycle thermal power plant (Block-V) in February this year.

The sources said, Central Power Purchasing Generation Company (CPGCL) (GENCO-11) Guddu had signed a contract service agreement with M/s General Electric (GE) OEM, in respect of 747MW, combined cycle power plant Guddu for a period of 16 years.

Under the agreement GE is responsible for scheduled inspection, supply of initial spares, diagnostics and online performance monitoring, O&M advisory services, asset performance management operational excellence system as these are included in the scope of covered maintenance.

The BoD of CPGCL argued that major areas like legal, commercial were not covered in the report and stance of M/s GE had not been taken before arriving at conclusions. The Board has advised that a complete picture after covering all the commercial and legal aspects be placed before the Senate Standing Committee on Power or any other forum, as may be required.