Ibrahim Fibres Limited – Power Generation Plants
Power Generation Plants of Ibrahim Fibres Limited consist of two production plants; Power Generation Plant – I, Power Generation Plant – II and Power Generation Plant – III. Total power generation capacity of these plants is 73.3 MW. These Plants are for the sole objective of catering to the requirements of the company’s industrial operations for uninterrupted and stable power supply.
Power Generation Plant – I
Power Generation Plant – I started its operations in January 1994 with power generating capacity of 31.8 MW. The plant comprised of 6 furnace oil generating sets, each having a capacity to produce 5.3 MW, supplied by Niigata Engineering Company, Japan. During 1996, after the installation of Polyester Plant – I two more engines were added to meet the additional power requirement. Primarily all these engines were based on heavy fuel oil but to remain competitive in the ever changing market the Company has converted its operations to 60% heavy fuel oil and 40% natural gas.
With the recent expansion of polyester plant from 596 ton per day to 1,116 ton per day of PSF, power requirement has further increased by approximately 10.4 MW which is now being fulfilled by installation of five new furnace oil generating sets, each having a capacity to produce 5.3 MW, supplied by Niigata Engineering Company, Japan. These Engines with total power generation capacity of 26.5 MW along with steam generation capacity of 11 tons per hour have started their generation from May 2013.
Power Generation Plant – II
During 2007 the Company signed an agreement with Turbomach, Switzerland for the engineering supply and supervision of installation/commissioning of gas power generation plant, having a power generation capacity of 15 MW along with steam generation of 25 tons per hour as a by-product. This plant started its operations during 1st half of 2009. The installation of this plant has not only reduced the power generation cost but has also resulted in a saving of fuel cost which was incurred for steam generation.
Power Generation Plant – III (CFPP)
Coal Fired Power Plant has been completed and after successful test runs, became operative for commercial production during March 2018. This is state of the art plant supplied by Christof Projects GmbH, Austria and comprises of CFB boiler having steam production capacity of 80tons / hour and power generation capacity of 20.4MW.
Implementation of this project resulted in addition of alternate source of energy to reduce reliance on expensive fuels and is expected to contribute significantly in business competitiveness by reducing the energy cost of the business.