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GE are set to provide Power Cement Limited with grid station

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GE Power, a world energy leader, has been awarded a contract to supply a 132/6.3 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) grid station by Power Cement Limited (PCL), a company of Arif Habib Group.

The new grid station will be delivered on a turnkey basis at the existing PCL production facility in Nooriabad Industrial Area, District Jamshoro, Sindh, which currently has a production capacity of 0.9 million tpy of cement, and will support the organisation in their efforts to operate a new manufacturing line.

“As one of Pakistan’s leading cement producers, we are keen to ensure continuous growth that supports the needs of our customers and exceeds the expectations of our shareholders," Tahir Iqbal, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Power Cement. "GE Power’s Grid Solutions business is a global industry leader in the design, development, and servicing of grid stations, with experience spanning across a wide range of industries and applications and we are pleased to work with them on this critical project.”

The station, which is expected to be complete in early 2019, is designed to provide efficient, reliable power to PCL from Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), enabling them to increase annual production capacity after the above-referred expansion to 3.5 million tons of cement.

“GE Power is committed to helping our customers protect and utilise critical assets through the safe and effective supply and management of electricity,” said Mohammed Mohaisen, President & CEO of GE Power’s Grid Solutions business in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Turkey. “Reliable power underpins modern society and industrial systems and we are delighted to be a part of Power Cement’s growth story by setting up a new grid station for them.”

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