Pakistani TAPAL 30MW wind farm was officially put into commercial operation after passing its 168-hour trial run.
The TAPAL project is the second wind power project successfully put into operation in Pakistan by POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Co., Ltd. after the Sapphire project.
Located in the Taluka and Thatta districts of Sindh province in eastern Pakistan, the wind farm is equipped with 20 wind turbines and boasts a standalone capacity of 1.5MW and a total installed capacity of 30MW. It is the first wind power project in Pakistan wholly financed by local banks.
During the seven-day trial run, the availability of the wind turbine equipment in the wind farm reached 99.99 percent and the utilization rate of the BOP equipment was 100 percent, setting a new record for the availability of all wind power projects in operation in Pakistan.
After years of market cultivation and development, POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Co., Ltd. has signed four EPC projects for wind power generation for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.
In the meantime, POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Co., Ltd. dispatched 50 management and technical staff and hired more than 30 local engineers to establish the project cluster management mode.
Above the Arabian Sea rages nature’s gift of wind energy which now brings endless clean energy. It is expected to facilitate the economic development of Pakistan and benefit millions of people in the densely-populated country.
POWERChina is short for the Power Construction Corporation of China, founded in September 2011 and engaged in a full range of services from planning, investigation, designing, consulting, civil works construction to M&E installation and manufacturing services in the fields of hydropower, thermal power, new energy and infrastructure.
(Source: The Power Construction Corporation of China)